In an effort to meet employers’ expectations, LA ORT hosts an Industry Advisory Board meeting, every year. This meeting is an invaluable part of the success of Los Angeles ORT College’s graduates, and this year was no different! Forty-three (43) representatives from the healthcare, business, technology, and design industries met at the LA ORT campus to discuss current programs and how our graduates can continue to be in demand in the evolving workplace.
This year’s meeting took place on October 15th at the LA ORT Los Angeles campus. The ideas and opinions gathered in this meeting were supportive of our efforts to educate our students with the latest trends in the industry. By incorporating the employers’ feedback into our programs, we take one more step toward ensuring our graduates to have a smooth transition into the workforce.
The comments from the attendees were overwhelmingly positive this year. Jaquelin Posada of Haleh Bakshandeh MD medical offices noted how good it was to see that LA ORT is focusing on the recent ICD-10 regulations. “I am glad to see your school is on top of the industry!” she said.
Shawn Hakim of Westside Surgical Corporation also said, “A medical assistant graduate with Phlebotomy certification is a lot more desirable and sought after… I am glad to see ORT opening more doors for their students by offering Phlebotomy in addition to the Associate Degree.”
Many other representatives agreed to offer field trips, externships, and employment opportunities specifically to LA ORT students. Los Angeles ORT faculty and staff are excited to implement suggestions made by these industry representatives as we continue to be at the forefront of the industries we represent.
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