Mitra Vazeen, Center Director of Long Beach Job Corps, Receives “Go Long Beach” Award

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“Go Long Beach” Award

LEFT TO RIGHT: Mitra Vazeen, Long Beach Job Corps Center Director receiving congratulations from Long Beach Job Corps Alumnus Isaac Romero at the Go Long Beach Awards Ceremony on March 6, 2013.

Mitra Vazeen was the recipient of a “Go Long Beach” Award presented to her on March 6, 2013 by Dr. Robert Garcia, City of Long Beach Vice-Mayor.

Ms. Vazeen is one of several notable Long Beach residents honored by Dr. Robert Garcia at the downtown law offices of Keesal, Young, and Logan. Ms. Vazeen received the award because she makes a significant impact in the city of Long Beach for leading staff and students to success.

Ms. Vazeen serves as the Center Director of Long Beach Job Corps and has led the Long Beach Job Corps Center since February 2012. The center has flourished under her leadership and is currently ranked #13 out of 122 Job Corps Centers in the United States. The Long Beach Job Corps Center is operated by Odle Management for the Department of Labor.

According to Ms. Vazeen, “what makes this event even more special is sharing the occasion with one of our alumni, Isaac Romero”. Romero is proof of the success of the Job Corps program. “We are so proud of Isaac, who is now a Field Deputy Assistant with the office of Dr. Garcia.”

Ms. Vazeen was born in Tehran, Iran and earned a Master of Arts Degree in Education from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. She taught grades k-12, taught in the Peace Corps and also at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon.

Long Beach Job Corps Center has 300 students and offers career technical training in automotive technician, cement mason, certified nurse assistant/home health aide, clinical medical assistant, facilities maintenance, glazing, medical office support, painting, 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.

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