February 20, 2015
St. Philip's College News
Students Attend Workforce Training
On Feb 2, ten Union Pacific workers from across the United States came to St. Philip’s College Southwest Campus for their week-long (40 Hours) basic welding training. This course provides training to familiarize the students with basic welding processes and to develop basic skills associated with oxy-fuel safety and electric arc welding.
On Feb 10-13, eighteen auto technicians from various automotive dealerships from the San Antonio area attended one-day workshops on the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) of General Motors vehicles. On February 10-13, an additional ten individuals attended a four-day training workshop for Ford Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Operation and Diagnosis.
Also in workforce training news, on Feb 11, SPC hosted 80 students from Brennan High School to orient and introduce them to workforce programs of all areas at SWC as an introduction to the Middle College Program. Dr. Adena Williams Loston addressed the group and gave an overview of SPC including support programs and scholarship opportunities. Gregorio Garcia and Aileen Salazar provided tours.
Student Success Staff Attends Advisor Training
On Feb 9-13, over 40 SPC certified advisors and other success employees participated in a week-long advisor training program. During this week, staff covered several topics such as Admissions, Enrollment, New Student Orientation, Financial Aid Appeal Process, Academic Programs and related certificates. Other topics included Career Services, Transfer issues and Articulation Agreements, Reverse Transfer, Student Conduct, Alamo GPS, Early Alert & Intervention (GradesFirst) and host of other advising related subject areas. The training program was conducted last Fall 2014 for the first time with plans for this to occur at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester.
SPC Promotes Heart Health
On Feb 12. SPC hosted luncheon for about 40 students, faculty, and staff to promote heart health and awareness. Attendees listened to an informative presentation from Nora Silva, Senior Director of Cultural Heart Initiatives, for the American Heart Association followed by a light lunch, entertainment by Jimmie L. Steemer ll, a high school (home schooled) student violinist, and then participated in an auction with the proceeds donated to the American Heart Association.
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