Celebrating 24 Years of Service to the Local Community!

          Metro Graduate Addresses Board

February 15, 2007 -- Speaking before a packed chamber at the Metro Board Meeting, an enthusiastic Alfonso Chavez praised the training that helped him land his job. Chavez, a graduate of the Metro training program, recently began work as a bus operator in Division One of the Gateway Cities Service Sector.

Known as the "Bridge" class, the curriculum included customer service skils, critical thinking, test taking techniques, time management, and positive study habits.

Los Angeles Valley College Job Training (who conducted the training) partnered with both the Wilshire-Metro WorkSource Center who recruited, screened, and prepared the candidates for training) and the Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles.

To date, the Metro-LAVC partnership has resulted in the preparation of 240 individuals for hiring, with over 160 hired by Metro.

Successful graduate Alfonso Chavez poses at Metro board meeting with board members and collaborators.
Collaborators and Metro board members included (L to R) Roger Snoble, CEO, Metro;
Dr. Tyree Wieder, President, LAVC; Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor, City of Los Angeles; Lennie Ciufo, Director, Job Training Alfonso Chavez, Metro Student/Bus Operator;
John Fasana, Councilmember, City of Duarte; Gloria Molina, L. A. County Supervisor,
1st District; Patricia A. Mitchell, Executive Director, Literacy Network of Greater
Los Angeles; Zev Yaroslavsky, Supervisor, Third District.