Friday, October 19, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

What is the Southwestern College Promise?

If you graduated from high school this year, you may qualify for free tuition for your first year at Southwestern College.

What is the Southwestern College Promise? Free Tuition Your First Year
  • First year of free tuition for first-time college students who meet eligibility criteria (see below). 
  • Southwestern College Promise Eligibility Criteria 
  • Recent high school graduate enrolling in college for the first time 
  • Enroll in, and complete, at least 12 units each semester 
  • Maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) 
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application
  • Complete the Early Admission Steps to Success process
  • Complete the Promise Application online or print and bring in the PDF (available in spring 2019). 
  • Be a California resident or AB540 eligible 

If I can be of any assistance to answer questions and help them along the way to make sure they complete the necessary steps please provide them my email at

For more info: 

Wellness Wednesday" Shake It Off #BeWellRedDevils

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

The Passion Planners provided to our students are great tools to help write things down and cross them out to “shake it off” your to-do’s and erase them from worry. I definitely
 use mine every day!

Self-Care Tip:
Try journaling if you’ve never tried it before. There are a lot of different ways to do it and lot of resources available to help you get started.

Kindness Challenge: Smile and say good morning to everyone you see before noon.

Please continue to encourage students to experience the Wellness Wednesday Relaxation Lounge in the Counseling Center at lunch on Wednesdays. It’s the perfect spot to de-stress and decompress. Nurse Wegener also has a relaxation space for students who need.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Free Optometry Career Program Offered in Chula Vista at No Cost

If you have students or know someone that is interested in optometry, please click on the above link.  It is about a free 75 hour training course, the application deadline is October 25th.

Volunteer Opportunity - City of Chula Vista Halloween Glow Run

Monday, October 15, 2018

ABCSD Open House Invite for High Schoolers

I am pleased to announce that ABCSD will be hosting an Open House on Friday, November 16th from 5-8pm. This event is for all high school juniors/seniors, parents, school representatives/faculty.

We will be having a short presentation about ABCSD, a facilities tour, and a meet and greet with a few of our Instructors. There we be mini labs conducted for student’s to participate in along with food and drinks.

RSVP is required so they can either email me or call me and I will add them to the event registration. My contact information is on the flyer.

The San Diego Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABCSD) and its Apprenticeship Training Trust were established in 1976. ABCSD's modern headquarters calls the City of Poway home, including its state-of-the-art construction training facility featuring full-scale workshops and classrooms. ABCSD serves as a resource for members and trains hundreds of skilled craftspeople in safety, electrical, plumbing, pipefitting, electronic systems technicians and sheet metal trades every year.

Taryn Hood
Career Outreach Coordinator
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
San Diego Chapter
13825 Kirkham Way, Poway, CA 92064
P: (858) 513-4700 | |