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LAVC COOPERATIVE EDUCATION NAMED 2015 COLLEGE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

Doug Marriot accepting the 2015 College Program of the year award

The LAVC Cooperative Education Program was recognized as the 2015 College Program of the Year by the California Internship & Work Experience Association at the annual Professional Development Conference on April 9. In addition, LAVC's industry partner Universal Studios Hollywood was recognized as the Employer of the Year. The LAVC Cooperative Education Program was singled out for its "leadership and commitment to providing an exemplary cooperative education program that incorporates continuous improvement and encourages students to view the workplace as a lifelong learning environment." Doug Marriott accepted the award on behalf of the college, and Academic Affairs Dean Laurie Nalepa was also present at the conference. Universal Studios Hollywood was nominated for the Employer of the Year by the LAVC Cooperative Education Program, and it continues to be an outstanding working partner of the college for the Universal Studios internship program. Congratulations!

 

Benefits to students

If it weren’t for the Coop Ed Program at Valley College, I wouldn’t have had a successful internship journey that led to a full time job! The seminars held helped both me and other students improve on resumes, interviews, follow-up emails, and more. Everything I did with Coop Ed has linked to my success for my career! Armine Tadevosyan This program helped me learn more and expand my qualifications. Coop Ed helped me to focus on things like my goals, my future, also develop new skills at work. Thanks to this program I know how to achieve more and I'm very happy I could be part of such a great program. Aneta Tor-Gonzalez, 2014 Coop Ed Scholarship WinnerI am truly grateful that I was able to utilize the LAVC Coop Ed program because it brought me closer to my career goals and allowed me to embark on the next steps of my career. Thank you Valley College!   Brandon Rouckus, 2014 Coop Ed Scholarship WinnerCooperative Education is such an enriching experience that I believe everyone should take it. Jessica P., studentIf you want to succeed in your education use all the resources that are pvoded for you. The co-op education program helped me take action towards my goals. - Santiago Gil, student“Thanks to the LAVC Coop Ed program I was able to obtain a new job!  I just applied my new interview skills lessons learned and found it works! I encourage all students to take advantage of this great course.” Enedina Bernal, Student"Coop Ed changed my life! The program gave me experience I need in order to be successful. I highly recommend using this program. I learned so much in three semesters and I know I’ll use the information the rest of my life. One of the most useful classes I have ever taken." Madeleine Pumilia, StudentCooperative Education is a unique opportunity to translate skills I learned in the classroom into real world job skills. It allowed my employer to see me in a different light and led to a promotion! You can really get what you put into this program. –Abigail Ruggles LAVC's Coop Ed. is hands down the best program of its kind. The director has a genuine interest in students' improvement and making sure everyone gets the most out of the program. The seminars were fun and informative, and the assignments were short, sweet and proactive. I highly recommend it! –Jasmine TerzianAs an LAVC Coop Ed Student, I have acquired invaluable skills for my future!  Thanks to the various components of the program, I learned methods of success in the workplace, and also methods of personal success. I gained skills that allow me to be a valuable team member to employers. Programs like Coop Ed are indispensable! -‐Caroline Arellano Garcia"The LAVC Coop Ed program taught me valuable career search and interviewing skills that nobody had ever told me before. There is no substitute for real world work experience.  Now that many people hold degrees, I favor a system of apprenticeship in the marketplace.  That is exactly what LAVC Coop Ed helps offer to students."   Charles L., student“My Coop Ed experience was very positive!  It helped refine my goals, to expand them, and to mold them in a way that would be beneficial for myself and future employers.  I am grateful to the encouraging staff! I plan to do it again!  Coop Ed. makes you believe that you can do it, it may take practice, but you can do it!” – Wanda Green, student
 

Benefits to employers

"The LAVC Coop Ed program provides great opportunities for film and television students looking to break into our industry.  We could not be more pleased with the professional and collaborative work they have done for us and our students.  It has been great working with them and we look forward to continuing our partnership for years to come." Patrick Santa, TV Drama Coordinator"Coop Ed blends learning with hands-on work experience.  This partnership is vital for students to successfully obtain work in their field. Our nonprofit had an eager, smart, and professional LAVC intern positively assisting the low-income/homeless population we serve.  LAVC Coop Ed is a great partner!" Magarita Zepeda “The LAVC Cooperative Education Program has been a great resource for our radio station’s internship program. We have had fantastic students as station interns. The program allows them to blend work and school learning. Many have been successful in landing a job within their chosen field.” Terri Dourian, Power 106 / Emmis Communications – LA “By having LAVC collaborate with area employers we create a new definition of success for working students.” –Roger W. Sonsini, Jr., Director of Security, Retired Police Officer
 

Benefits to college+community

“The Cooperative Education program offers students an invaluable opportunity to put what they've learned in the classroom into action in the workplace.  By the time Co-Op students graduate from Los Angeles Valley College, they possess the real-world experience they need to be successful in their careers."   Erika Endrijonas, Ph.D., LAVC President“Coop Ed at LAVC provides students with a wonderful opportunity to test careers.  These internships provide an in depth learning experience by allowing students to apply coursework it in a work setting.  This allows students to get a unique workplace experience while adding valuable items to their resumes.” – Joyce Romero, Counselor“The LAVC Coop Ed Program has become an integral part of the Team Building support of our Security Staff at Valley College. Coop Ed provides student support for those interested in Criminal Justice and allows for valuable insight to working in Law Enforcement.” Deputy Ricky J. Baker College Sheriff’s Office, LA Valley College "Students at LAVC are privileged to have Cooperative Education Program to learn about social responsibility, of what we should do and not, what we’re motivated to do in terms of self-realization or economic necessity and what students consider their dream job. The experience is priceless."  Ellie Rabani, Director, CalWorks "I would personally like to encourage each LAVC student to take advantage of the Cooperative Education Program. Students benefit from having one-on-one attention from faculty and staff in addition to deriving college credit. I can’t think of a better combination!"  Dr. Annie G. Reed Associate Dean Student Services "The LAVC Foundation and Cooperative Education enjoy a wonderful working partnership connecting businesses in our community with our college and our students. Our partnership helps build a future workforce as well as providing scholarships for students!"  Raul Castillo, Director of Foundation“My goal is for Cooperative Education to change the way students look at work. Every job or internship is an opportunity to gain new skills to serve others and advance on career pathways.” Douglas Marriott, LAVC Cooperative Education Director  “Our goal at LAVC is to give students the opportunity to get high skill/high paying jobs. The Cooperative Education Program is a key step in this direction.”  Laurie Nalepa, Dean Career Technical Education