The Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) and the Division of Academic Affairs was awarded $430,000 by New York State through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process in Next Generation Job Linkage funds. The Hostos Job Linkage Proposal is intended for expanding opportunity by building more robust partnerships between employers, the public school system, and the public university system to ensure that public education is relevant to the demands of the contemporary workplace. Efforts will rely on collaborations between Hostos and industry partners and will provide a pathway from high school through Hostos, into a 4-year degree, and then career employment. The Divisions will work collaboratively to create a fully integrated, comprehensive workforce development system that enables people to move up the career ladder by targeting state funding to projects and programs that lead to gainful employment and upward mobility. Congratulations to Dean Ann Meister of Academic Affairs; Lisanette Rosario of Career Services/CEWD; and Evelyn Fernández-Ketcham, Executive Director of Workforce Development/CEWD for their collaborative work.