East Los Angeles College’s Logistics Training Program is Changing the Lives of YouthPosted: Aug/26/2019 2:57 PM
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August 26, 2019
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East Los Angeles College (ELAC) in partnership with United Parcel Service (UPS) and Los Angeles County Probation provide a logistics training program for youth in Juvenile Rehabilitation Camps. This program provides these young men and women an opportunity to explore a career in logistics, earn a certificate in the field, and connects them to real-world job opportunities. It also recently won the Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties for the positive impact it is having on youth.
Dr. Jesus Corral, Senior director of education services for LA County Probation, recognizes the importance of a program like this.
“Our premise revolves around the idea of rehabilitation and you really cannot have rehabilitation without education,” said Dr. Corral.
Leo Medina, ELAC Technology and Logistics professor, leads this unique program and knows the work he is doing is making a difference.
“These kids can go really far and often times you have to believe in them more than what they believe in themselves. This program is cutting edge, innovative and can land these young people careers,” said Medina.
The program includes both online and in-person classes that require roughly five to ten hours of class work per week for ten weeks. Once they complete the program, youth receive a Leadership and Global Logistics certificate. This certificate will give them an advantage during the job interview selection process with UPS because they will have shown they have the skills needed for employment.
For more information on this program or ELAC logistics please visit hwww.elaclogistics.com/ or call them at (323) 415-5399, Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.