Santa Barbara, California (PressExposure) March 12, 2013 -- This year (2013), Sanata Barbara Business College are celebrating their 125th anniversary.
The prestigious Santa Barbara college are one of the oldest colleges to operate within the United States and first opened its doors in 1888. The college was initially founded as a co-ed finishing college by education visionary J.E. Metzger, SBBCollege was an instant success. Originally the college offered courses within areas such as banking, merchandising shorthand typing and business law. SBBCollege have expanded their remit to include courses such as their well-recognised bachelor's degree in business administration and are one of the most recognised criminal justice schools in California.
Metzger highlighted: "The world moves with a wonderful velocity. Old methods are dead. The new ones are what you need and must have to move forward."
The college, over the years, have added new and improved degree subjects to meet the growing demands of emergent technologies and business requirements. The college's success has enabled them to expand into numerous regions within Southern California. SBBCollege have essentially stood the test of time, being witness to several natural disasters including an abundance of earthquakes.
The college has developed a highly respected reputation throughout California for offering a high calibre of further education. Employees from within the college are highly skilled and they are well admired for their commitment to delivering everything from diplomas, right through to masters' degrees.
Laura Segura, HR Manager, recently stated that: "I see resumes all day long. The students and graduates from SBBCollege stand out in those piles of resumes I receive."
She goes on to comment:
"The graduates that I have hired have been eager to work, they have been dedicated to the job, they have a lot of professionalism and they are just ready to work."
The college operates from five campuses in various locations including: Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Bakersfield, Ventura and Rancho Mirage. The college has also observed a growing trend towards online courses; with the most popular courses being, business, healthcare, IT and Law.
Mathew Johnston, President of SBBCollege, stated:
"We pride ourselves in looking to the future, beyond graduation. Employers like to recruit SBBCollege graduates because they know our students have the knowledge and skills that today's businesses require and that they have also benefitted from the additional guidance and support that make them more job-ready."
He goes on to say that:
"2013 may be our 125th anniversary but we are already looking to the future and we are determined to continue producing students that not only find jobs quickly but are equipped to achieve their true potential in business and in life."
It is thought that one of the key ingredients to the college's success are the small class sizes, the college ensure that class sizes remain between 10 - 20 students, which in turn allows a high degree of personal attention for students.
Mr Johnston added: "The size of our classes allows us more opportunity to provide quality education programs that meet the needs of the individual student, the companies they will work for and the communities they will serve.
"Going forward, we will continue to produce graduates who are skilled, proficient and responsible."
SBBCollege is currently planning a year of celebrations to mark its 125th anniversary. Details will be announced soon.