OC LIVE is the new performing arts and lecture series at Oxnard College (OC). Our goal is to bring dynamic and inspiring speakers and artists to OC’s Performing Arts Building stage on a regular basis throughout the academic year.
To help families and their children learn about higher education, Reiter Affiliated Companies (RAC) and Oxnard Community College co-hosted, Semillas Para El Éxito: Una Tarde de Aprendizaje.
The college information night took place Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at Oxnard College and kicked off with a conference and panel followed by an education resource fair.
“We are very excited to partner with Oxnard College for this event,” said Coco Ramirez, member of the event organizing committee. “Our goal is to inform parents and children about the opportunities and resources available to them so that the dream of attending college can become a reality.”
The School-to-Work program at Oxnard College was initiated by automotive program instructors Jeff Hiben and Richard Williams in 2014. The School-to-Work program was approved in 2015; it includes the Automotive Technology and Auto Body and Fender Repair programs; they are two-year degree or certificate programs that prepare students to enter the automotive industry as entry-level technicians and provides continuous improvement training to technicians already employed in the industry.
The female veterans who gathered in Thousand Oaks survived the perils of military service and the trauma that can follow. But returning to civilian life turned out to be one of their strongest foes.
"Transition is the most difficult thing," said Deon Watson, a former Navy Seabee who attended the discussion Wednesday at Rep. Julia Brownley's office.
Watson, the former Seabee, works with veterans at a career center at Oxnard College.
Oxnard College provides scholarships to 300 students
The Oxnard College Foundation provided annual scholarship funding to 300 students and operates a Community Market at Oxnard College every Sunday. For more information contact (805) 986-5889 or go to: www.oxnardcollege.edu/foundation.
Members of the public argued pro and con over Renaissance Petroleum’s 2014 application to Ventura County (which has jurisdiction) to expand its oil operations on unincorporated land within sight of Oxnard. Renaissance says that they informed the city of this three times since 2014.
Some residents and pressure groups have concerns about potential environmental hazards and have attempted to block the application or at least demand a more stringent environmental review. They claimed air pollution, disease, environmental and racial justice, the cumulative effect of multiple polluting industries and toxic waste sites in the area. At a minimum, some wanted more stringent environmental impact review.
Marcelo Cabral of Oxnard College recognized as a 2017 VC Innovates Pathfinder
Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers, reflects on the past and future in an appearance at Oxnard College.