NRCCTE Releases Videos Featuring Trade-Tech Green Program

The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) visited Los Angeles Trade-Tech College (LATTC) to learn more about its groundbreaking green workforce education programs, commitment to serving the needs of the local community, and partnerships with business and industry. The videos feature interviews with administrators, faculty, and students—as well as—programs in green construction technology, alternative fuels, electrical and solar, and sustainable architecture.

The video has been split into two parts for ease of viewing and is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.  The topics covered in each part of the video are as follows.  The videos are available on the NRCCTE website at: http://136.165.122.102/mambo/content/view/451

Green Programs of Study at Los Angeles Trade-Tech College – Part 1

  • Why Green? The Evolution of LATTC’s Green Programs of Study
  • Economic and Policy Influences on Programs of Study
  • Academic and Technical Rigor and Industry Standards and Credentials
  • Business and Industry and Community Partners

Green Programs of Study at Los Angeles Trade-Tech College – Part 2

  • Connections to the Community and Secondary Education
  • Career Development and Opportunities for Students
  • Surprises and Challenges
  • Advice to Others
  • In Conclusion

LATTC Administrators and faculty that are featured in the video include:

  • Roland “Chip” Chapdelaine, President, LATTC
  • Marcy Drummond, Vice President for Workforce and Economic Development
  • Leticia Barajas, Dean of Academic Affairs, Division of Workforce and Economic Development
  • Bill Elarton, Department Chair, Construction, Design, & Manufacturing
  • Brano Goluza, Instructor, Electrical and Solar
  • Jess Guerra , Associate Professor of Diesel, Alternative Fuels, and Hybrid Vehicle Technologies
  • Marcela Oliva, Professor of Architecture and Environmental Design

The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education is Funded by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education and is located at the University of Louisville, College of Education and Human Development, Louisville, KY.

LATTC Contact Person:

Marcy Drummond, Vice President – Workforce and Economic Development

213.763.5534

Drummomj@lattc.edu