Prepared in Event of Emergency; Long Beach Job Corps Employees Complete C.E.R.T. Training

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From left to right Kaytlyn Whitney, Mackenzie Adrian, Peter Young, Emily Wagner, Rashaun Ellis, Jody Yin, Rick Bryant, and Juan Sandoval, flanked by their trainers.

From left to right Kaytlyn Whitney, Mackenzie Adrian, Peter Young, Emily Wagner, Rashaun Ellis, Jody Yin, Rick Bryant, and Juan Sandoval, flanked by their trainers.

Eight Long Beach Job Corps employees recently completed Community Emergency Response (C. E. R.T.) Training. Urged on by their fellow staff member, Gabriel Fischman, the group members can now help serve our community, including students and staff on center in case a disaster strikes.

The program, usually held over the course of a weekend, took place once a week for three weeks.
Participants learned how to be prepared for fires, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, administration of first aid, and about different types of fires and categories, disaster psychology, and how people react to disaster.

Kaytlyn Whitney, a participant in the training said she learned “what would be useful to know what to pack in an emergency kit and how we need three emergency kits-one for home, car, and work.”

According to Gabriel Fischman, who organized the training, “It is something that will benefit every person who has taken the training, their family members, and all those around them.”

Long Beach Job Corps Center offers career technical training to become an automotive technician, cement mason, certified nurse assistant/home health aide, clinical medical assistant, facilities maintenance worker, glazier, industrial painter, medical administrative assistant, 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. The program is at no cost for all eligible individuals.

For more information contact:
Sandy Annino – Business Community Liaison – (562) 983-1777 x2555171 or annino.sandy.m@jobcorps.org.

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

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