Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Congratulations to David Rojas!

David Rojas is the Scholarship Recipient 
National City Chamber of Commerce 
USS Midway Foundation Scholarship

Great job DAVID!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

What’s Up Next?

What’s Up Next? 

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Scholarships for 9th and 10th Graders!

9th and 10th graders, this is for YOU! Want to start earning scholarship funds NOW?

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Free SAT/ACT Combo Practice Tests

Now that you have taken the PSAT, many of you will want to decide which test they should take next, the SAT or ACT.   

To help you make this important decision, I would like to invite you to participate in Kaplan’s National Practice Test Weekend.  

Free SAT/ACT Combo Practice tests will be offered throughout the country and Live Online on November 12th and 13th

Our San Diego area event will take place at UCSD - Price Center on Saturday, November 12 at 9AM. We hope your students will join us.  Please visit for more information.

Students will take our unique “combo” practice test, exposing them to every section of each exam .  After the test, students will see their scores instantly and receive detailed data helping to determine which test may be best for them.

Space is limited. Register now:

As always, if there is anything I can do to help support you and your students, please let me know.

College Fair and Legal Workshops for Undocumented Students

San Diego County Library is hosting a college fair and legal workshops for undocumented students again this fall!

· Our Education for All College Fair is Thursday, November 10 from 6:00-8:30 at Spring Valley Library. We have 8 schools on board with us: UCSD, SDSU, Cuyamaca, Grossmont, City, Mesa, Southwestern, and Palomar. We will be covering basic terms and financial aid presentations, and students will have a chance to talk with friendly representatives. We will also be having a step-by-step financial aid application instruction session that’s specific to undocumented students.

· Legal assistance workshops for DACA/DACA renewal applicants at the El Cajon Library from October 27-December 17. A lot of students are turning 15 and aging into DACA eligibility requirements! These events will walk them step by step through the application process for free with the help of a qualified attorney. Even if they aren’t eligible for DACA, they can ask general immigration questions at our information session, which is this Thursday, October 27 at 6 PM.

Please contact for more information:
Miko Osada
Youth Services Librarian
San Diego County Library
Osada, Fumiko <>

Monday, October 24, 2016

SUHI MCJROTC Program and Donate Blood

Come down and join the SUHI MCJROTC Program and Donate Blood. We are looking to have BIG NUMBERS this time. We were short last blood drive and we want to help our fellow communities, families and hospitals with our blood donations.

These blood donations do stay in the local San Diego Area. 

Please take the time to pass on this information to your students, family and friends that are of age to Donate Blood.

If Students are 18 years of age they are not required to have a Parental Form signed to Donate Blood, but they are required to have a form of Picture Identification (ID Card). If they have Parental Forms signed it no Harm. Students can pick up these forms in the MCJROTC Building, as 1 of the Instructors.

If Students are 17 years of age they will need a Parental Form signed by their parents, and form of Picture Identification (ID Card). We will need to call the Student’s Parents to verify and “Get Consent to Donate Blood.”

San Diego Electrical Training Center to Host an Apprenticeship Open House on November 16th and 17th, 2016

This Event is part of the second annual National Apprenticeship Week

WASHINGTON The San Diego Electrical Training Center, an IBEW, Local 569 and NECA, San Diego  electrical training center, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, today announced that it will host Apprenticeship Open House events on November 16th and 17th, 2016 at 4675 Viewridge Ave, San Diego, California as part of the second annual National Apprenticeship Week.

The event will feature a presentation about the San Diego Electrical Training Center’s successful Electrical Inside Wireman and Sound/Communications Apprenticeship programs, as well as a facility tour and a special panel where attendees can hear from the Director Bert Richardson and several former apprentices. The event is free and open to the public and business community.

The San Diego Electrical Training Center has offered apprenticeship programs for over 80 years and has been San Diego’s leader in training Professional Electricians in Commercial, Residential, and Sound and Communication careers.

“Our apprentice program has truly transformed our company,” said Pete Spencer of Audio Associates, one of California’s top Audio Visual Companies, “Since founding Audio Associates in 1981 and becoming signatory over twenty years ago, we’ve seen our business grow, our productivity skyrocket and our employee turnover significantly decrease. I highly encourage those in our business community to attend this event and learn how they can use apprentices within their own organization.”

Apprenticeship is an “earn and learn” training model that combines work-based learning with related classroom instruction using the highest industry standards. According to Rhiannon Rogers DAS, “companies that offer Apprenticeship programs can diversify their workforce, improve productivity and profitability, standardize training, reduce turnover, receive tax credits and more.

“While 75 years ago, the apprenticeship system began in construction and other skilled trades, today there are apprenticeships in more than 1,000 occupations, including careers in healthcare, IT, energy and more,” said Rhiannon Rogers DAS, “The goal of the National Apprenticeship Week and open house events like this one is to educate businesses and leaders about the importance of Apprenticeship programs. These programs can lead to great jobs that also help positively impact our economy. ”

The U.S. currently has approximately 375,000 apprentices working with more than 150,000 employers. Last year, President Obama established a goal of doubling the number of Apprenticeships within five years. The inaugural National Apprenticeship Week is one of several initiatives helping achieve that goal.

Dozens of Apprenticeship USA supporters and stakeholders have committed to participating and hosting events in support of National Apprenticeship Week.

National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity for the Apprenticeship community to tell the story of apprenticeships and is an invitation to business and industry, education, career seekers, community based organizations, students, and workers to learn about the real world advantages of developing careers through adoption of the apprenticeship model.  Apprenticeship is for those who aspire to be great, lead in innovation and creativity, strive to innovate in business and industry, and recognize the value of combining paid on the job learning coupled with a substantial educational component to build generational greatness in careers and commerce.

About the San Diego Electrical Training Center
Our mission is to find and train men and women to build, maintain, and repair the
electrical systems that bring our world to life. We build systems that power our buildings,
systems that keep us safe, and systems that feed the deluge of information that makes our
world run. We are a part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association. We have been training in San Diego for over 80 years.

Wednesday 11/16/16, Tour/open house for individuals - 1PM to 4PM.
Thursday 11/17/16 Tour/open house for schools/community groups 9AM to noon.
LOCATION: San Diego Electrical Training center
4675 Viewridge Ave, San Diego, California
Refreshments and snacks will be served. Agenda and other information will be provided following registration.


Call: Tim Van Noordt, 858-692-8270, E-mail: Deadline: 11/14/16