Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán Visits ELAC South Gate CampusPosted: Aug/6/2021 10:45 AM
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August 6, 2021
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SOUTH GATE, CA – California Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán, visited ELAC’s South Gate campus August 5, 2021 to meet with LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez, ELAC President Alberto J. Roman, ELAC South Gate Dean and ELAC Deans Erica Mayorga, Kendra Madrid and Al Rios.
Congresswoman Barragán was given a tour of the East Los Angeles College (ELAC) South Gate Campus where the Federal earmarked project will come to life. The ELAC South Gate- Southeast Training Hub in Healthcare Careers is one of the five local community projects the Los Angeles Community College District submitted for consideration. This project was approved by the House of Representatives for $925,000 in funding in the appropriations package. Now it must go before the Senate for approval.
Those funds will allow the ELAC South Gate Campus to develop a comprehensive training Hub with a focus on careers in health. This project would allow ELAC to establish a curriculum, train students, obtain necessary instructional equipment, and acquire a modular classroom with laboratory capabilities where instruction can take place.
The Hub will assist students with obtaining job skills to prepare them for employment in the healthcare industry and will also implement a community health and wellness campaign. Additionally this project would also provide work experience by connecting students to internships, enhance their career development through securing apprenticeships, and aid the students in finding employment in the southeast Los Angeles community.
“This allied health hub will be of tremendous value to our students in the South Gate area. The training and classroom enhancements of this project will ensure that ELAC continues to increase opportunities to produce the best health care workers in South East Los Angeles.” Said ELAC President Alberto J. Roman.
Congresswoman Barragán represents California’s 44th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Florence-Firestone, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Willowbrook and Wilmington. She serves as chairwoman of the U.S. House Homeland Border Security Subcommittee.
ELAC is in 76th year of service to the East Los Angeles Community and has the largest student body in the Los Angeles Community College District. To learn more about the campus and courses we offer go to register.elac.edu.