ILC students who attend one of our MATC-affiliated classes visited the downtown campus today to get a glimpse of the different kinds of programs offered.
Ron Harkins welcomed us into the tool and die shop where we learned about integrated ESL/machining programs for immigrants; students would like to see this kind of program started for Burmese immigrants. A CNC student who was a refugee from Thailand shared words of encouragement for this group, mainly new arrivals from Burma.
We also learned about low-cost dental hygiene services in the dental health clinic.
Brian Moran let us tour the very busy kitchen in the culinary school. And we bought bread from the MATC student bakery.
Many thanks to the teachers who opened their doors to us, and to our interpreter, Nang, for providing language support.