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LAVC Students Participate in LA Mayor's Youth Roundtable

LAVC students Gabriella and Sergio Ruelas met with LA Mayor Garcetti at the HIRE LA's Youth Roundtable. As graduates of the LAVC Workforce Training academies funded by the City of LA, the siblings shared how the LAVC Biotech Training Program and the LAVC Manufacturing Technology Training Program helped prepare them for employment. Both students are also currently attending LAVC, and pursuing engineering degrees.

LAVC Students Participate in LA Mayor's Youth Roundtable

Two LAVC students from the Los Angeles Valley College Workforce Training academies participated in a HIRE LA's Youth Roundtable with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on February 20 in the Mayor's Press Conference Room at Los Angeles City Hall.

HIRE LA's Youth program helps young adults between the ages 14 to 24 with job training, workforce skills development, and employment opportunities within the private sector. LAVC Workforce Training partners with the City of LA to offer workforce training academies that prepare job seekers for employment.

Gabriella and Sergio Ruelas both found employment following the job training they received from LAVC Workforce Training academies, which are funded by the City of LA. The siblings had an opportunity to talk with the Mayor about not only their experiences with the academies, but shared their perspective on a range of issues facing today's youth that impact their ability to find employment.

Gabriella, who an 18 years old, is a graduate of Sun Valley High School. Following LAVC's Biotech Bridge Training Academy, she is now working part-time as a CMM Inspector at SDS Engineering. She also attends LAVC as a full-time student majoring in environmental engineering, and aspires to work as an environmental engineer for the national EPA, and become a business owner in the biotech manufacturing sector.

Sergio is 24 year old, and completed the LAVC Manufacturing Technology Academy. He currently works full-time as a Process Engineer Technician and CNC Programmer at Quallion, while being a full-time student who is double majoring in manufacturing engineering and computer engineering at LAVC. His career goals include working as a automation engineer at Tesla, and becoming a business owner in the humanitarian-technology manufacturing sector. 

Doug Marriott from LAVC Workforce Training was also present at the roundtable to accept a certificate of recognition from Mayor Garcetti.

The Biotech Bridge Training Academy is a 200-hour training program that prepares participants for an entry-level position as a biomanufacturing technician. The Manufacturing Academy is a 6-week training program that prepares participants for careers in the growing manufacturing field, including CNC operator, quality control, machine operator, assembler, materials handler, and deburing technician. Training for both academies are at no-cost to qualified students. For more information, visit the LAVC Workforce Training webpage

Photo: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti with LAVC students Sergio and Gabriella Ruelas, and Doug Marriott of LAVC Workforce Training. (Courtesy of the LA Mayor's Office)


Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 3/1/2019 5:00:05 PM