|May 6, 2005|
MISSION COLLEGE CAPTURES
Mission Colleges Careers
in Child Care Training Program was named best-of-the-best at the
fifth annual Excellence in Workforce Development Awards ceremony on May
The program, directed by Morena
Escobar, trains aid-dependent recipients for careers in child care. Careers
also received the award for best track record after 80-percent of its
participants found employment.
The excellence awards are given
annually by the Los Angeles Community College District. This years
ceremony was hosted by Mission College.
In addition to the two awards won by Mission College, East Los Angeles College (ELAC) won four. Four other awards were divided among Pierce, Valley, Los Angeles City and Trade Tech colleges.
The programs are nominated
by the deans of workforce development at each of the nine colleges in
the district. The programs are then judged by professionals in the field
of economic and workforce development and education.
The following programs (and
sponsoring college) were recognized:
Workforce education programs provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a career. Vocational English as a Second Language, tutoring, and counseling are included. Workforce programs often include on-site training.
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