Long Beach Job Corps Students Enjoy Ethiopian Feast as Part of Black History Month Celebration

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Mr. Robert Dionaldo, Academic Manager, Ms. Mitra Vazeen, Center Director and Clifford Hollis, a student at Long Beach Job Corps prepare to enjoy a special Ethiopian themed lunch at Long Beach Job Corps Center.

Mr. Robert Dionaldo, Academic Manager, Ms. Mitra Vazeen, Center Director and Clifford Hollis, a student at Long Beach Job Corps prepare to enjoy a special Ethiopian themed lunch at Long Beach Job Corps Center.

Students at the Long Beach Job Corps Center celebrated Black History Month in a diversity of ways most recently with a culinary sampling of Ethiopian food.

Students and staff members were treated to a culinary feast of Ethiopian Chicken Stew w/ Vegetarian Ethiopian Rice, Ethiopian Beef & Peppers over flat bread called “Injera” topped with Ethiopian Tomato & Cucumber Salad, and Cabbage & Potato called “Atkilt.”

According to Mitra Vazeen, Long Beach Job Corps Center Director, “the students and staff enthusiastically participated in a celebration today when our food service staff prepared and served an authentic lunch featuring Ethiopian food. These intercultural events and celebrations expose young students to interacting with more understanding with people from cultures at home and globally.”

Mr. Anthony Austria, Food Services Supervisor, Ms. Mitra Vazeen, Center Director and student Ubah Hussein get ready for the Ethiopian luncheon.

Mr. Anthony Austria, Food Services Supervisor, Ms. Mitra Vazeen, Center Director and student Ubah Hussein get ready for the Ethiopian luncheon.

Long Beach Job Corps Center has 260 students and offers career technical training to be an automotive technician, cement mason, certified nurse assistant/home health aide, clinical medical assistant, facilities maintenance worker, glazier, medical office support specialist, industrial painter, and pharmacy technician.

Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps is the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for income-eligible students ages 16 through 24. Job Corps is a U.S. Department of Labor Equal Opportunity Employer Program.

To learn more about Long Beach Job Corps Center, please visit www.longbeach.jobcorps.gov

For more information contact:
Sandy Annino, Business & Community Liaison – (562) 983-1777 extension# 2555171 or annino.sandy.m@jobcorps.org.

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