At the June Shoptalk breakfast, attendees heard from Linda Wah of Pasadena City College’s accomplishments as being #1 in the state in awarding Associate degrees and having the 2nd highest transfer rate to 4-year university in the California Community College system, and their ongoing efforts to make college more affordable, have students finish their degree in 2 years or no more than 3 years, and developing partnerships with the community and industry to better prepare students for good jobs.
Linda Wah is Pasadena City College Area 5 Trustee, which serves the South Pasadena, San Marino and Temple City communities. Linda believes that technology and community and business partnerships can be utilized to competitively position PCC students for opportunities of the future.
Here are just a few remarks from the breakfast meeting:
- Students from high schools in PCC’s district, enrolling the semester immediately following graduation, can receive one academic year tuition-free (see handout for details on the program)
- 1 in 5 Students are food and/or housing insecure
- “Lancer Pantry” food bank provides healthy non-perishable food at no cost to currently enrolled students in need
- AB17 sponsored by Assemblyman Chris Holden will provide free or reduced-fare transit passes to low-income middle school, high school, college, and university students, if passed
- Businesses interested in having a PCC intern should contact the PCC Business Advisory Group to discuss what your business can provide to help teach students and satisfy class credit
Click here for the handouts and more information about The PCC Promise, Coordinating PCC’s Student Success Initiatives and PCC Career Clusters.
City Council member Bob Joe gave an update on some of the news from the City Council and City; including the historic vote by the LA County Metro Board to end the 710 tunnel connector project, and an ordinance to prohibit the sale of commercially-bred dogs, cats and rabbits in retail establishments in South Pasadena. More details can be found online at www.southpasadenaca.gov.
We are DARK in July due to the 4th of July holiday.
Mark your calendar for our next Shoptalk breakfast on Tuesday, August 1.
Shoptalk Breakfast is on the first Tuesday of each month at 8:00 am. There is always something new to hear or someone new to meet!
Mike & Anne’s
1040 Mission Street
South Pasadena, CA
Full breakfast included!
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Members: $13, non-members: $18