President’s Weekly Message
Good Monday morning to you on March 11, 2019—
LADY BEAVS GOING TO STATE
Lots of excitement during this past weekend as our Lady Beavs basketball team beat Mt. San Jacinto, and is advancing to state playoff Elite Eight in Ventura on Friday! They will play San Joaquin Delta College at 3:00pm. Our women’s team is ranked third in the state and has a great chance of going deep into the state championships. Last year, the Elite Eight games were streamed, so we are hoping that happens again and we can have a viewing party for those who cannot get up to Ventura.
IBEW OFFERS MAJOR DONATION TO LATTC FOUNDATION
Labor leaders from around Los Angeles joined in a celebration of IBEW icon Brian D’Arcy here at Trade Tech this past Saturday, as part of an LATTC fundraising event. The union has been a great supporter of LATTC and its partnerships and is working hard to employ graduates in numerous projects. Among the attendees, union leader Maria Elena Durazo. But the highlight was an announced donation of $100,000 to the LATTC Foundation for student support. Thank you to IBEW, its leadership, our foundation leadership, the Trade Tech employees and the students who attended. We look forward to putting the funding into scholarships and other great efforts on behalf of students.
HBCU TRANSFER EVENT IS TODAY
This is a great opportunity to learn about the transfer pathway to historically black colleges and universities. If you have an interest, please come TE101 today at 12:30pm.
Have you signed up for the Grad Guru app?
In addition to the in-person support you can receive in Bridges, you can also find important academic deadlines online at: http://college.lattc.edu/oac/calendar/. You can also keep up to date on key deadlines on your mobile phone by downloading the FREE Grad Guru App today! (Available for Apple and Android). You can add dates/deadlines directly to your personal calendar, get helpful tips and guidance – all geared towards helping you stay on track!
YOUNG AMBASSADORS PROGRAM
We wanted to identify the students who were selected to the Mayor’s Young Ambassador Program through their participation in the LA College Promise. These three students will represent LA Trade Tech when these students visit Paris this summer. Congratulations to them.
- Cristian Alvarez
- Tristan Fierros
- Devin Ford
EDUCATION CODE CHANGES
We want to notify you of some changes to eligibility for a nonresident tuition fee.
Education Code section 68075.6 grants an immediate nonresident tuition fee exemption to eligible Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders and refugee students living in California. The nonresident tuition fee exemption is granted for one year from the date the individual began living in California.
The exemption applies to the following:
- Iraqi citizens or nationals (and their spouse and children) who were employed by or on behalf of the United States Government in Iraq (Pub. L. No 110-181, & 1244)
- Afghan and Iraqi translators (and their spouses and children) who worked directly with the United States Armed Forces (Pub. L. No. 109-163 &1059)
- Afghanistan nationals who were employed by or on behalf of the U.S. government or in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan (Pub. L. No 111-8 & 602)
- Refugee students admitted to the United States under Section 1157 of Title 8 of the United States Code
To apply for a Special Immigrant Visa holder or refugee nonresident tuition fee exemption, please visit the Admissions & Records Office and complete a Supplemental Residency Questionnaire. You must demonstrate both physical presence in California and provide documentation of your Special Immigrant Visa or refugee status.
COACH RICHARD WELLS TO RETIRE
I know many of you know Coach Richard Wells. Not only has he coached our men’s basketball teams for decades, he also has served as an instructor on campus for more than 42 years. It has been an incredible run for Coach Wells, and he has had such a positive influence on so many students through the years. We celebrated his contributions to LATTC and the district at the Board of Trustees meeting last week. Faculty, staff, administrations, the trustees and several of his players attended to thank one of the legends of this campus.
We encourage you to work hard in your pathway journey, and let us help you stay on track toward completion.
College to Career, It’s All Here
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