KEEP THE AUTOMOTIVE CLASSES OPEN AT LBCC
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This is a petition to keep the automotive dept. and classes thru summer 2017 and a full schedule in fall 2017/ spring 2018 and beyond. This may not be the most eloquent petition ever written but, it is needed
This has been for some reason an on-going issue at the Long Beach City College Pacific Coast highway campus. There has already been a march from the college campus to the Long Beach mayor’s office in 2012.
At that time there were promises made that the dept. and the classes would not be cut and that they were an integral part of the Long Beach System as well as the community. These promises are now slowly being broken systematically for no good reason except they are moving the electronics class next door building a state of the art building next door to Automotive and they need funds so they are taking it from what was once a protected program.
The people who are getting this education come from all walks of life all races, creeds and genders.
This class helps women young and more seasoned to learn to fix their own cars so they don’t keep going to shops where they are getting ripped off. Some people are o0n fixed incomes and cannot afford to get their cars fixed at a traditional shop but they come register and PAY to take this class and for the books and materials
There are some students that were in prison who come out with ZERO direction. They take the class to not only find direction but to rehabilitate and get a trade and leave a life of crime and feeling worthless. This is a skill they will have for a lifetime
There are people who are helping their families with this class and knowledge and there are single mothers who are taking the classes to save money
Others take the class to become certified to move up in their current jobs. Everyone does not want to write the Great American novel
There are LGBTQ in the class and they feel welcomed and accepted because they ARE and are learning the trade because it is their passion.
This class also helps in the community. There are amazing caring instructors and students and people they will work on your car over the summer, fall, winter and spring but ONLY IF THE CLASS IS OPEN
Please help me STOP THE LIES AND BROKEN PROMISES PLEASE KEEP THESE CLASSES OPEN FOR THE SUMMER OF 2017 and FULL SCHEDULE for 2018
These classes’ help who is now what this country SAYS it wants to help be self sufficient
Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, White, Young, Old, Disabled, LBGTQ, Former inmates, Former gang members going straight, Kids with a passion for cars.
These people PAY THEIR MONEY to take these classes they ask for No handouts they work and come there morning noon and night DO NOT TAKE THIS AWAY
Let the school know that THIS IS LONG BEACH AND IN LONG BEACH WE HELP EACH OTHER AND STAND UP FOR OUR COMMUNITY
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