Partnership joins with PCC in job-shadowing program

From staff reports, Pasadena-Star News

The San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership has partnered with Pasadena City College to place 25 PCC students in job-shadowing opportunities as part of the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology Linked Learning (AMETLL) grant. Job shadowing and internships can be a game changer for a young person in the beginning of their career pathway.

Michelle Yanez, director of the partnership’s Education Pathways program, called on Partnership members to participate and many stepped up to host students, including the city of Monterey Park, Claremont, Freudenberg Medical, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Three Valleys Municipal Water District and the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District.

Union Pacific Railroad hosted 10 students to ensure that all had an opportunity to meet and speak with an engineer. The students got to learn about the work of engineers in the rail system and career opportunities in that industry. Non-members Jacobs Engineering and Dow Hydraulics also participated.

The Partnership is asking employers to work with faculty in an advisory capacity so that curriculum includes industry participation and feedback. The organization is also asking its school members to include that valuable feedback in their programs.

To partner with the AMETLL grant for workforce development, contact Michelle Yanez at 626-856-3400 or email myanez@valleyconnect.com.