Mission College Wins Two
Mission College has captured
two of the top prizes at the 3rd Annual Los Angeles Commmunity College
District's Excellence in Workforce Development Awards ceremony.
The awards, announced at a ceremony held at Los Angeles Trade Technical
College, were developed to recognize and celebrate the outstanding workforce
development programs at the nine colleges in the LACCD.
Los Angeles Mission College won awards for its Clerical Office Assistant
and THRIVE-Family Development programs.
Under the Clerical Office Assistant
program, Mission College offers 11-week training sessions in clerical
duties for about 30 students per session. The goal is to train the students
in office skills in order to qualify them for employment as clerical office
assistants with the Los Angeles Unified School District. Susan Rhi-Kleinert
and Ana Mari Ramon are the directors of the program.
THRIVE (which stands for Teach-Honor-Respect-Inform-Vision-Educate) provides
support services, resources and counseling to families in the Pacoima
community. Its goal is to guide troubled families towards self-reliance
and to mobilize communities toward becoming self-sustained. Angelica Toledo
heads the program.
"The LACCD's Excellence in Workforce Development Awards provide the
District's faculty and staff with an opportunity to highlight and celebrate
our best practices, " said John Clerx, Associate Vice
Chancellor of Instructional and Student Services. "We are continually
improving our programs to better serve the workforce development needs
of Los Angeles."
Los Angeles Pierce College won for its Computer Applications and Office
Technologies Program. Los Angeles Valley College won two awards for their
job training programs: Child Care Job Training Program and Job Training
Program with Superior Super Warehouse.
East Los Angeles College took three awards. Winning programs included:
Administration of Justice; Computer Applications and Office Technologies
and Marketing of Career Programs. Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
two program winners were Automotive Collision Repair and Learning Communities.
West Los Angeles College's Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative
Practice was recognized along with Los Angeles City College's Tech-Prep
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