July 1, 2015
Palo Alto College News
Logistics Instructor Shares "Logistics of Pizza"
Ronnie Brannon, Logistics lead Instructor, conducted the “Logistics of Pizza” on Wednesday, May 20, for High School Counselors and the Automated Logistics Simulation Competition to share the benefits of a career in Logistics. In the morning, counselors from Southside ISD and Judson ISD came to the Performing Arts Center for presentations about Logistics and its importance as a career field, including how the Palo Alto College Logistics program supports the industry. Workforce Solutions Alamo presented on the long range forecast for the industry up to 2022 - a projected growth for the industry is on average 22%. The winners of the Business Logistics Essay Contest received their scholarship award.
In the afternoon, the group went to San Marcos Hall watched students participate in a live simulation competition, conducted by VChain Solutions from Austin, Texas. WOAI-TV reported on the event which was aired during the May 20 6 p.m. evening newscast.
PAC Receives Magic Maker Award
Palo Alto College recently received the Magic Maker Award from the Big Brothers Big Sisters Inspire U Program. The program helps at-risk kids connect the dots between their efforts in school today and the pay-off of having a career by creating opportunities for them to see a workplace environment, to explore careers with a volunteer mentor, and to learn how to prioritize their education. Palo Alto College is proud to support and partner with Burbank High School through the Work Place Mentoring initiative, in which 12 staff volunteers provide guidance to our future workforce.
PAC Launches STEM Summer Experience Program
alo Alto College launched its fourth annual STEM Summer Experience Program on Monday, June 8. The two-week program exposes recent high school graduates planning to attend Palo Alto College in Fall 2015 to exciting experiential learning in STEM fields, focusing on improving and enriching math skills through hands-on experience. This year’s cohort serves approximately 35 students from 12 high schools.
Cosmetology Learning Studio Opens to the Public
Palo Alto College held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 17, to officially open the Cosmetology Learning Studio. The 3,800-square-foot full-service Cosmetology Learning Studio includes 26 hair stations, 16 nail stations, and a dedicated esthetics room. Students in the program will perform the salon services as part of the extensive, hands-on training required to earn their Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Cosmetology or Cosmetology Operator Level 2 Certificate.
Approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Palo Alto College is one of more than 35 community colleges in Texas offering a cosmetology program and is the only public college in the Bexar County region offering this type of academic and career program. The A.A.S. in Cosmetology also allows students to earn credits transferable to a college or university to pursue a bachelor degree while using skills and knowledge to become licensed by the state of Texas to practice cosmetology and create a foundation for entrepreneurial development.
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