Latina Conferences

This past Saturday, the CD9 Latina Conference took place on campus drawing more than 400 women to talk about empowerment and ways to improve their lives. News anchor Nancy Leal from Telemundo was the mistress of ceremonies and of course our councilman Curren Price and his wife Del were there to encourage women to take advantage of all of the resources available in the district including higher education at Trade Tech. It was another example of LATTC supporting the community.

Day of Dialogue May 2017

Our monthly Day of Dialogue took place this past week with the focus on the Educational Master Plan. We received some great input on the plan being developed by the Academic Senate’s Educational Policies Committee. It’s important that there be campus-wide direction on this plan, before it is finalized. Thank you to those that attended

Inter Club Council

The inaugural Inter Club Council banquet and awards ceremony was a tremendous success, and focused on students who are truly engaged at this college. This year for the first time in recent history, the ASO recognized more than 30 clubs on campus, and all of those clubs were honored yesterday for developing school spirit, supporting student success and making a difference in our communities. The ICC gave certificates to individual club members and also honored several of the clubs. The highlight of the event was the naming of the Club of the Year. The excitement built as John Noyola named the 2017 Club of the Year. The honor went to the Baking and Culinary Arts Club. Club president Mary Montgomery accepted on behalf of her group, which has supported dozens of events and outreach throughout the entire year. Congratulations to this club and all clubs for a truly historic year!

Junior Style Stars

Once again LATTC has a national champion! The organizers of the nationwide Junior Style Stars hair styling competition announced this week that Trade Tech cosmetology student Jose Miguel Salas Diaz captured the national title. With it, comes $50,000 in cash and prizes. Jose Miguel did not know about the victory until he came into TE101 where the contest organizers announced it front of cheering classmates. Congratulations to Jose Miguel for an incredible victory and for representing the talent of this campus. Also congratulations to cosmetology Lina Chen and the cosmetology faculty and staff because they are part of this championship well. And by the way, second place in the national competition went to Laconia Jefferson another LATTC cosmetology student!

LATTC Talent Show

The ASO Performing Arts Club held its annual talent showcase on campus. There was some freestyle rapping and some spoken word presentations among our students and staff. There is some tremendous talent on this campus and it was clearly evident in the performances. You never really know how talented some of these students are until they get a chance to let it out. A big thank you to Mitchell Horn and Jearold Mock for helping to put this event together every year, and encouraging students to express themselves.

Mental Health Awareness

Yesterday was Mental Health Awareness Day here on campus as students, faculty and staff joined in learning more about some of the challenges facing our students with regard to mental health. It was great to see so many of our partners engaged with our campus. Special to all of you who came out and of course to Associate Dean Dr. Saadia Porche and her team for putting together a great informational event.

Veteran Event

Chef Basil Kimbrew has been holding events to serve veterans for several years. This year he chose to hold it at Trade Tech. The LATTC culinary department including students, volunteered their services so that the veterans could have a

special night. It took place on the 24th Street Parking Structure roof

special night. It took place on the 24th Street Parking Structure roof.

Club Couture Anniversary Event

Club Couture celebrated its 20th club anniversary. They had a guest panelist speak on the fashion  industry as well as answering student questions, LATTC students made some unusual pieces include one dress made out of paper. That’s

creativity! Congratulations Club Couture.

President Academy

The LACCD Presidents’ Academy joined in an unusual team-building event. They came to Trade Tech and under the tutelage of Chef Steve and Chef Martin, they prepared, cooked and presented their own lunch. Like a friendly cook-off. There’s plenty of talent in that group!