DOWNEY - Downey Federal Credit Union, in collaboration with the Career Technical Education Program at Warren High School, donated $1,800 to the construction technology class at Warren to rebuild the koi fish pond near the teacher's lounge, which was damaged during school construction.In addition to learning construction technology, the student workers will also learn masonry and plumbing, career skills that will help them hone their math and science capabilities, officials with the credit union said. Downey Federal is also donating hard hats and T-shirts with a construction logo designed by the students. When construction is complete, the koi pond will be on display for faculty and students to enjoy. "We are pleased to work with Warren High School on campus projects through career technical education," said Barbara Lamberth, president and CEO of Downey Federal. "The CTE classes provide students with practical skills and job training, preparing them for more advanced career training in their chosen field. We are proud to sponsor the efforts of Warren High School in preparing students for the future." In addition to the construction technology class, the Career Technical Education Program at Warren also offers courses in film and television production, culinary arts, pre-engineering and computer animation. Classes are led by qualified instructors through the Los Angeles County Regional Occupation Program. "We are proud of the progress we have made over the last three and one-half years in providing the career technical education courses and multiple pathways for Warren High School students," said Warren principal John Harris. "We look forward to partnering with Downey Federal Credit Union in our CTE classes for years to come."
********** Published: November 6, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 29