El Camino College received a large financial grant to help better prepare students for college.

The college received a three-year grant from the Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. The funding will support programs designed to ease the transition from high school to college.

Grant funds will be used to implement professional development activities and a “team approach” to meet students’ developmental education needs. They are also looking to execute a new process to place students in the highest academic level, as well as a summer program that will help place students directly in transfer-level English courses.

El Camino College President Dena Maloney says the money will go a long way, and that once students start at El Camino College, a path to success can be developed as they work toward earning a degree and transfer to a university, or obtaining a certificate that will help in a rewarding career.

El Camino College is one of 43 community colleges across California to receive funding from this $60 million dollar grant.