Working Towards Continued Success

Working Towards Continued Success

          Every Fall, Los Angeles ORT College invites the representatives of the industries that hire our graduates to meet on campus and comment on improvements that would continue to make our graduates in demand. In these meetings the latest technological advances in each industry and how to incorporate these changes into the LA ORT curricula are discussed. The employers suggestions in these meetings are then used to upgrade the instructional topics and to keep our students abreast of the developments in their respective industry.
   
   This year, our Annual Industry Advisory Board met on October 30th at the Los Angeles Campus with more than 35 people in attendance. Included in attendees were the representatives of healthcare, insurance, finance, business and marketing industries.
          Dr. Hargrove, LA ORT’s Academic Dean, led attendees by detailing LA ORT’s list of changes since our last annual meeting including equipment improvements, curriculum revisions, and our newest program additions: AAS Degree in Pharmacy Technology Administration, AAS Degree in Medical and Clinical Assistant, and the Certificate of completion in Phlebotomy. She also announced the recent approval in our partnership with Pearsonvue as a testing facility that allows for our students’ to test for their certification in various programs on their own, and specifically, for us to test students for our medical program certification.
     Attendees split up into groups to discuss the curriculum of new courses. Groups were formed by programs and with instructors and attendees worked together, providing suggestions for improvement to our curriculla and programs. The helpful input and ideas shared by contributors were invaluable.           Once again, our Annual Industry Advisory Board Meeting was a success. We thank everyone who attended and look forward to incorporating all of the useful feedback we received to continue furthering our mission to lead our students to success by equipping them with all of the necessary skills to fulfill their every career goal.
      To find out how you can become a part of LA ORT’s success, speak to a career advisor today.

LA ORT is a group of nonprofit junior colleges in Los Angeles and Van Nuys provide career training in short term courses.

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