Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Transportation Intern Program Results in Scholarship

In its second year, the Transportation Intern Program for Students (TIPS) brought “at risk” students from Clairemont High to the Transportation Department’s Fleet Maintenance Division for a real world work experience.

Under the watchful eye of a qualified mechanic, students applied what they learned in the classroom to assist with repairing and maintaining the district’s fleet of vehicles.

Crediting his time in TIPS, student Jonathon Lopez has been awarded a full scholarship to the Diesel program at San Diego Miramar Community College with plans to become an automotive mechanic. The district recognizes Larry Brown, garage supervisor (pictured here with Jonathon), for mentoring and facilitating the TIPS program.

Thanks also to all SDUSD Fleet Maintenance personnel and the Special Education TRACE program for their continued support.

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