Congresswoman Barbara Lee will join Cy Gulassa, Board of Trustees President, Peralta Community College District, José M. Ortiz, Ed.D., Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District, Laney College President Elnora Webb, Ph.D., and students, faculty and staff on a tour of the Laney College Machine Technology Lab (Room G-100) on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Laney College is located at 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA.
Following the tour, Congresswoman Lee will hold media availability where she will discuss the latest figures released by the Department of Labor showing the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent and the addition of 114,000 jobs and how Laney College’s recent Department of Labor grant helps move the Bay Area economy forward by creating a regional workforce equipped to meet the demands of emerging fields like advanced manufacturing, logistics and engineering fields.
The Laney College’s Machine Technology Lab will be partially used to retrain displaced workers in emerging manufacturing and technology fields for the Design it-Build it-Ship it program. The Peralta Community College District including Laney College is part of a consortium that was recently awarded $14.9 million grant for a this regional workforce initiative through the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program.
Peralta Colleges students, faculty and staff and the community are encouraged to attend.