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Manufacturing Day at Laney College in the News

16 November 2016

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Manufacturing Day at Laney College, a partnership between the Peralta Community College District, the Oakland Unified School District and the City of Oakland to show manufacturing career opportunities to high school students, was held last week.

ABC7 News covered the event and you can watch their report, featuring Laney faculty members Peter Brown and Louis Quindlen, here:

http://abc7news.com/education/students-learn-about-careers-not-requiring-4-year-degrees/1601567/

You can also read more about Manufacturing Day in Peralta’s monthly newspaper column here:

http://bit.ly/2gdN1vT

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Peralta Colleges Foundation Receives $35,000 “Oakland Promise” Gift from AT&T

8 September 2016

img_4527Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf joined AT&T, Peralta Colleges and other community organizations at City Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016,  to kick off “September Giving,” a four week campaign during the month of September providing more than $400,000 to Oakland nonprofit organizations that are empowering students this “back-to-school” season. Mayor Schaaf and AT&T presented the first of four awardees, Peralta Colleges Foundation, with a $35,000 contribution to support Oakland students as part of the City of Oakland and Oakland Unified School District’s Oakland Promise initiative.

“Oakland’s nonprofit organizations play such a key role in our students’ success,” said Mayor Libby Schaaf. “I so appreciate the contribution AT&T is making to advance the mission of these tremendous local organizations. The important work they’re doing in our community is truly deserving of recognition.”

AT&T will make three additional contributions every week of September to The Hidden Genius Project, Art Works for Change and Black Girls Code. Each week, AT&T will highlight a “September Giving” awardee and their efforts empowering students on Twitter using the hashtag #SeptGivingOAK. Organizations and programs benefiting from “September Giving, ” the first of which included the Peralta Colleges Foundation gift of $35,000. Kevin Kosik, Executive Director of the Peralta Colleges Foundation, pictured, accepted the check from AT&T.

The mission of the Peralta Colleges Foundation is to enhance the intellectual, cultural and educational needs of Peralta students, faculty and staff and the communities in which they work. AT&T’s contribution supports low-income first-semester students at the Peralta Colleges – from high schools in the Oakland Unified School District – by providing student awards to cover the cost of Enrollment Fees, Health Fees, Use Fees and Transit Fees as part of The Oakland Promise initiative.

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Laney College Passive House Ribbon Cutting

4 May 2016

IMG_0699Plan on attending the Laney College Passive House Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Noon – 2:00 pm, at 453 Ashton Avenue, Oakland.

For the past 20 years, the Laney College Carpentry Department, the Rotary Club of Oakland, the City of Oakland and Passive House California, have partnered to provide hands-on opportunities for Laney Carpentry students by building or substantially renovating a home from foundation to finish. This year’s project is particularly unique because it incorporates sustainable concepts to provide the ultimate in comfort and indoor air quality.

The goal is to certify the house to International Passive House standards: this entails meeting performance-based criteria with regards to air tightness, insulation, heat recovery ventilation and energy usage. It will be the first home certified in Oakland and one of only a few in the Bay Area. Based on the high performance mandates: utility bills for this house are projected to average around $10/month.

Laney students performed most of the work on the house — except for plumbing, electrical, roofing and mechanical system installations. Upon completion, the house will be sold to a low or moderate income buyer. The City of Oakland provided the property, and the Laney College Carpentry Department recruited, taught and supervised the students. Passive House California helped design and was the primary consultant, Berkeley Contractor Christopher Polk managed the construction, and Oakland Rotary Development, LLC. administered the project and managed the construction funds, which were from the sale of a previous “house building” project. An Oakland Rotary realtor is donating his services to handle the sale of the house.

For more information, please contact Karl Seelback at seelbachkarl@gmail.com.

 

 

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Administration of Justice Partnership Between Peralta Community College District and City of Oakland

27 May 2014

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At a time when the City of Oakland is actively recruiting new police officers and Merritt College is helping Administration of Justice students find career opportunities, a mutually beneficial agreement was recently signed at City Hall by Oakland Chief of Police Sean Whent and the Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District, Dr. José M. Ortiz (pictured with Oakland Mayor Jean Quan).

As part of this academic affiliation, Merritt College will provide an accredited curriculum for the Oakland Police Academy. The program will provide the students with direct interaction and hands-on experience with City police officers. The optimum result will potentially be more than 50 well-trained candidates to meet the public safety needs of the City of Oakland.

“We want to make sure that what we provide at the college is what employers see as relevant in the workplace,” says Dr. Elmer Bugg, Merritt’s Vice President of Instruction. “This partnership allows for us to forge a marriage between academic preparation and career application. It’s a win-win all around.”

As a bonus, adds Dr. Bugg, the academy students will gain college-level credit for the work they do and could go on to get an associate’s or bachelor’s degree once they graduate from the Academy.

Mayor Jean Quan, who also participated in the signing, hopes that the program will bring more recruits who are Oakland residents and have a vested interest in the city and knowledge of the city’s culture.

“Our last class had only 16 percent of Oakland residents, and I’d like to get up to 50 percent,” says Quan. “Programs like these give us a steady flow of young people who are interested in the police department.”

Margaret Dixon, director of Merritt’s Administration of Jusice program and a retired Oakland police officer, wants the training to provide the students with the total experience of the profession. “It’s more than just passing a test,” says Dixon. “We want to support the students once they get into the academy, and we want them to truly understand what they are getting into.”

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Peralta News – Carpentry at Laney College

11 May 2012. 1 comment

The Laney College Carpentry Department partners with the City of Oakland and the Oakland Rotary Club to build and refurbish affordable homes. Slated to start a new house in East Oakland next year, they are currently building a small, portable home, the Dandelion. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to work on every element of a construction project from start to finish.

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