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Alumni Spotlight: Vincent Garrett

15 August 2017

 

Vincent Garrett thought Laney College had helped him turned his life around when he finished his apprenticeship and joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW 595). But his story and journey had Peralta had only begun. See what led him to help develop the Restoring Our Communities Initiative at Laney College to help support our formerly incarcerated students.

 

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Student Spotlight – Maria Garcia Alvarez

23 October 2015

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Maria found a future and career in a field that is both rewarding and stable through the HVAC program at Laney College. She takes time from her busy day to talk with Peralta TV about her experiences and rewards from remaining determined.

The Environmental Control Technology Department (ECT) offers technical certificates and associate degrees in Residential and Light Commercial HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) as well as Commercial HVAC systems, with new certificates and degrees in Building Automation Systems and energy management in development. Students in these programs learn the theoretical, technical and problem-solving skills essential for employment in the HVACR or controls industries. Students completing the curriculum can seek employment as refrigeration technicians, heating, ventilation, air conditioning technicians, sales engineers, equipment and system installers, parts persons, operations and maintenance technicians, building engineers, controls technicians, and energy specialists.

The ECT Department occupies a space of over 8,000 square feet. The program provides theoretical content, and extensive hands-on labs on refrigeration systems, light commercial and commercial air conditioning and heating equipment, boilers, chillers, hydronic HVAC systems, and building automation control systems.

For more information, click here

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Student Spotlight – Rachel Harkleroad

9 October 2015

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Berkeley City College student Rachel Harkleroad takes time out of her busy schedule to talk with Peralta TV about her passion for video game development.

Berkeley City College’s Multimedia Arts Program prepares people for entry-level jobs in multimedia and provides skills-upgrading for those already employed in multimedia jobs.

The program is interdisciplinary and focuses on developing fine art, critical thinking, and computer skills.

The Bay Area is a hot bed for the gaming and tech industry, you can get the skills needed to be part of the gaming industry right here at Berkeley City College!

To see what Multimedia Arts courses we have to offer at Berkeley City College, please visit:
http://berkeleycitycollege.me

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Peralta News – Board Spotlight March 24, 2015

27 March 2015

Supporters of the Great Wall Youth Orchestra at Laney College packed the March 24 meeting of the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees. Concerns were raised about the diversity of the Chancellor Search Committee. And Trustee Bill Withrow reported on his testimony before the Congressional Committee for Veterans Affairs. To view the full meeting, please visit: http://web.peralta.edu/trustees/meetings-votelog/

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Student Spotlight – Tenzin Seldon, Berkeley City College

9 December 2014

Tenzin Seldon graduated from Berkeley City College, transferred to Stanford University and is now a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford.

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Student Spotlight – Marie Beunaiche, College of Alameda

17 November 2014

Meet Marie Beunaiche, returning student who made the leap from a job with no opportunities to following her goal of working in aviation maintenance. The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) Program provides an opportunity for students to gain the skills needed to work in a number of Airframe and/or Powerplant (A&P) careers. Conveniently located in a well-equipped facility adjacent to the Oakland International Airport.

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Student Spotlight – Chandra Johnson-Malone, Laney College

5 September 2014

Chandra Johnson-Malone managed 4 kids and a degree with the help and support of both the Laney’s CalWORKs and EOPS learning communities. From assistance to independence, her story is a testament that through hard work and a strong support system, anything is possible!

Laney CalWORKs Program “LaneyWORKs”
The Laney CalWORKs Program “LaneyWORKs” is dedicated to providing a wealth of supportive student services to ensure each student a success! Since 1998, Laney College has taught, trained, counseled and helped students on Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) find a job through its CalWORKs Program.

Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)
EOPS was established in 1969 as a social reform program of the California Community Colleges. EOPS develops programs and services to meet the unique educational needs of students challenged by language, social, and economic disadvantages.

For more information, please visit: http://www.laney.edu/wp/eops/

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Student Spotlight – Arthur Savangsy, Laney College

29 August 2014

Arthur shares his past struggles and future plans with PeraltaTV. With help from the b2b program at Laney College, he found the support network needed to keep him moving forward with his educational goals.

What is the b2b Learning Community?


The b2b learning community is a collaboration between Laney Community College’s EOPS Program and Beyond Emancipation that has been designed to support former foster youth to enter and be successful at Laney Community College.

For more information, please visit: http://www.laney.edu/wp/eops/

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Student Spotlight – Elizabeth Cardenas, Laney College

15 August 2014

Elizabeth shares her story of struggles and triumph with PeraltaTV. With the support of Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) at Laney College, she’s well on her way to help others find their path through life.

EOPS was established in 1969 as a social reform program of the California Community Colleges. EOPS develops programs and services to meet the unique educational needs of students challenged by language, social, and economic disadvantages.

For more information, please visit the Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) at Laney College

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Peralta News – Board Spotlight June 10, 2014

16 June 2014

The June 10th meeting began with the swearing in of new Student Trustees Jeramy Rolley and Carl Oliver. Interim Vice Chancellor Rinne presented the Proposed 2014-15 Budget. And Vice Chancellor Mike Orkin and OUSD Superintendent Gary Yee reported on the $15 million Career Pathways grant. Watch FULL meeting here.

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New Videos Highlight Peralta Colleges Students and Programs

21 November 2013

The Peralta Colleges are pleased to feature two videos that you will enjoy.

The first, produced by Peralta TV, features this year’s Chancellor’s Trophy winners who will be honored at tonight’s Foundation dinner. Their stories, introduced by Chancellor José M. Ortiz, are truly inspirational and point to the success of our students at Peralta.  Let’s congratulate these fine students and the faculty and staff who made their success possible.

See video here: http://bit.ly/1c6Lefe

KPIX Channel 5 recently aired a report on how Laney College is helping to fill manufacturing jobs. This is the kind of report that highlights what we do at the Peralta Colleges. Nice job, Louis Quindlen and the team at Laney!

See video here: http://cbsloc.al/1iypNbL

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Student Spotlight – Meet Tenzin Seldon, graduate of Berkeley City College

17 September 2013

Tenzin Seldon graduated from Berkeley City College, transferred to Stanford University and is now a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. On September 10, 2013, she was recognized by the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees for her outstanding Academic Excellence, and here are her inspiring Thank You remarks.

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