Alumni Mentors

On Tuesday, January 21st, East Los Angeles Occupational Center (ELAOC) had the pleasure of being visited by three outstanding community mentors, Juan Romero, Ricardo Acosta, and Dulce Acosta.

Mr. Romero, an employee of the City of Los Angeles Community Development Department, gave an insightful presentation on resume writing and job application filing techniques while Ricardo and Dulce Acosta discussed the importance of education and being able to succeed in life.

Richard, a supervisor in the construction department at Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), and Dulce, an employee of the University of Southern California’s (USC’s) Keck Medical Center, both attended ELAOC in the late ‘80s. They agree that the programs they completed at ELAOC provided them with valuable life lessons and skills to be successful. Since then, they have continued their educational journeys with Ricardo working on an associate degree at LA Trade Tech, in the electrical field, and Dulce, who has a master’s degree in social work, pursuing her Ph.D. degree at USC.

All three speakers were raised in the Boyle Heights area and are passionate about paying it forward to empower the East Los Angeles community. On this specific Tuesday, their purpose was speaking to and motivating our electrical motor controls students on employability skills and pathway options.

ELAOC Instructor Eduardo Ramirez stated, “The presentation motivated students and was a positive experience that fueled many questions and provided students with valuable information in seeking and gaining employment, as well as furthering their education.”

ELAOC is grateful to Mr. Romero and the Acostas for investing their time in our current students.
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