MEDIA RELATIONS: LONG BEACH POST, Universal Technical Institute

Future Long Beach Auto Tech Institute to Host Tour at Local Trucking Facility

By Stephanie Rivera, Long Beach Post

Hundreds of people interested in becoming automotive technicians are expected to attend a “Future Tech” event Thursday night to learn more about the high-demand transportation industry, according to Universal Technical Institute-Long Beach officials who organized the event. Long Beach

“Future Tech” events are held offsite at a leading local employer and are designed to raise awareness of the ongoing demand for skilled technicians in the transportation industry and give students, potential students and their parents a real world snapshot of what today’s industry expects of its technicians, and why industry-recognized training can help with career mobility,” said Larry Hohl, campus president of the soon-to-open UTI-Long Beach.

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MEDIA RELATIONS: LONG BEACH POST, Food For Long Beach Kids

FOOD FINDERS AND TEAM 100 DELIVER GROCERIES TO FAMILIES IN NEED AT ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY

By Stephanie Rivera, Long Beach Post

Roosevelt Elementary School community members were treated to a special visit during Friday morning’s school assembly.

img_0209More than a dozen men, mostly from the Long Beach community, presented themselves in front of the school as the financial donors of Food For
Long Beach Kids—an on-campus program created to address child hunger on weekends, when free and reduced-cost breakfasts and lunches are not available to students.

“We were hearing from schools, from teachers and principals that kids were showing up starving and hungry,” said Tim McBride, a founding member of Team 100—an organization created in 2012 to fund Food For Long Beach Kids. “We thought in a city with so many haves and have-nots, there are plenty of us that have that care about our community and we wanted to get together and do something.”

So McBride and a few others quickly gathered 100 like-minded men to create Team 100.

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