LBUSD Candidate Uduak Ntuk Receives Endorsement From Long Beach Association of Engineering Employees
2013-10-28 · By Editor
Uduak Ntuk announced today that he has received the endorsement of the Long Beach Association of Engineering Employees (LBAEE) in his race for the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education’s 1st District.
The Long Beach Association of Engineering Employees (LBAEE) represents more than 300 employees in the City of Long Beach’s Bargaining Unit #20 and Bargaining Unit #22 which includes classified and non-career employees in the following areas: Engineers, Inspectors, Technicians, Geologists, Petroleum Engineers, Planners, Environmental Specialists, and Surveyors. They are the technical professional employees who provide core services for the City, its residents, and key stakeholders in the business community.
“Engineers are proud to endorse Uduak Ntuk, a fellow engineer and public servant,” Long Beach Association of Engineer Employees President Dave Vasquez says. “As the next school board member in District 1, we believe Uduak will bring the much needed technical expertise to the board in order to help our kids get ready for the 21st century jobs of today and tomorrow.”
“I am honored and humbled to have the support of fellow public employees and technical professionals,” said Ntuk. “I will push for policies that will ensure that our students are both college and career ready in order to take advantage of the high paying Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers.” According to the United States Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17.0 percent in the next 10 years as compared to 9.8 percent growth from non-STEM occupations.
Long Beach Association of Engineering Employees joins a growing number of key community leaders, businesses, clergy, and labor partners in supporting his campaign.
Ntuk, who has two engineering degrees, is seeking to be the first engineer on the LBUSD Board of Education. The Primary Election will be held on April 8, 2014.