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LBCC Hosts Inaugural Career Fair for Heavy Duty Vehicle Technician Program

Long Beach City College’s Workforce Development Department hosted its first career fair for students and alumni from the Heavy Duty Vehicle Preventative Maintenance and Alternative Fuels Training program.

The goal of the career fair is to help students and recent program graduates transition into careers as heavy duty vehicle alternative fuels technicians and mechanics. The career fair provided a valuable opportunity for participants to learn firsthand about employment opportunities in the Southern California region.

“It is very helpful to meet the hiring managers in person,” said Annya Sanchez-Vega, a recent graduate of the program.

Co-hosted with partners Modern Times, Inc. and the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network, the event took place June 29 at the Pacific Coast Campus with recruiters from national firms such as Ryder, Penske, Universal Waste Systems, Jiffy Lube and Waste Management, as well as local entities such as the City of Long Beach Fleet Services department and reps from the Operating Engineers Local 12 union.

“Everyone was impressive, had their resumes ready and were well-prepared,” said Vany Lim, a recruiter for Alamitos Enterprises, which manages 15 Jiffy Lubes in the Southern California region.

Workforce Development has also hosted two career fairs for its Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program and will host another this month, on July 27. The next career fair for the Heavy Duty Vehicle program is scheduled for Aug. 24.

The two programs offer free training in some of the area’s fastest-growing occupations and are funded by a $2.75 million grant from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program and implemented by the Department of Labor and the Department of Education.

For more information about the program or to participate as a recruiter in the next job fair, please contact Brett Dickstein, Workforce Development Training Manager at or (562) 938-3239.

To enroll in the Heavy Duty Vehicle Preventative Maintenance and Alternative Fuels Training program, call (562) 938-3248 or visit

For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at (562) 938-4353 or (562) 938-4846. For media inquiries, please call (562) 938-4004.