Berkeley City College PERSIST coordinator Chris Lebo-Planas and BCC’s Green Career Pathways (GCP) cohort on Fri., Dec. 7 visited Jeff Selk’s 7th grade AVID classroom at Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. BCC cohort students shared their Multimedia presentations about Waste, Water and Energy, then fielded questions from 25 engaged middle schoolers about environmental justice. Presenters also answered technical questions about how they created their Power Point slides.
BCC’s presenters were about to finish their first semester at the college. They also worked afternoons in paid internships to prepare them for a certificate pathway or entry-level employment in a green career. Students who complete BCC’s program develop and lead community multimedia presentations for middle school students on basic principles of environmental literacy and on prospects for employment in the green economy. Special thanks to Sabrina Nelson, multimedia arts instructor and Esther Suarez, instructor for ROOTS of Success, for their dedication to the project.
Green Career Pathways is a collaboration with Rising Sun and Solar Richmond, two of BCC’s community partners. BCC’s program is funded through a CTE Community Collaborative grant from the State Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges. The college’s community partners also receive grant funds. Both leverage resources to support Green Career Pathways. Want to know more? Contact Chris Lebo-Planas, PERSIST/Green Career Pathways coordinator and English instructor at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 510-207-7424.