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Don't Cut It!
Join Me and Help Stop the Elimination of the LBCC Aviation Maintenance Program
The Long Beach City College Aviation Maintenance Program is being recommended to the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees by LBCC Administration for "Program Discontinuance" on Wednesday, January 23rd and will take effect at the end of this upcoming Spring semester if adopted.
The Program is nationally ranked in the top 5% out of 173 Aviation Maintenance Technical Schools. It has a federally-approved curriculum with direct FAA oversight and assessment.
I encourage you to review the documents below and join me in requesting that the Board of Trustees preserve the LBCC Aviation Maintenance Program. The Aviation Maintenance Program is popular, efficient and viable and needs to stay here in Long Beach.

Two Ways to Help:
1) Write a letter to Board of Trustee President:
    Roberto Uranga, LBCC Board of Trustee President
    4901 East Carson Street
    Long Beach, CA 90808

2) Attend LBCC Board of Trustee- Special Meeting
    January 23,2013
    4901 East Carson Street, Room 1100
    Long Beach, CA 90808


Long Beach Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Urges LBCC Not to Cut Aviation Maintenance Program


Long Beach, CA - January 15, 2013 - Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske today urged Long Beach City College Board of Trustees (LBCC) to continue to offer the Aviation Maintenance Program, which is scheduled for discontinuation this month.


"There are four major airports besides the Long Beach Airport in the area and approximately 40 smaller airfields in the region where graduates of this valuable program may find jobs from this training," says Schipske. "In such a difficult economic climate, it's critically important that our schools train people for good paying jobs such as aviation maintenance. If it's discontinued, I believe the majority of the program's students would have no alternative program."


The highly rated Aviation Maintenance Program at Long Beach City College is one of only seven offered in the entire state of California. The nearest programs available have two-year waiting lists or do not compare to the quality of LBCC's program.


"We have to think seriously about the types of jobs for which we are training our workforce. With the Long Beach Airport here, and our important place in the nation's aviation history, it makes sense that we maintain this highly ranked program." Schipske emphasized.


Long Beach City College District Board of Trustees meetings are held at the Liberal Arts Campus T Building, Room 1100, 4901 East Carson Street in Long Beach. Schipske encourages residents to contact the Board of Trustees or Superintendent Eloy Oakley.