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08

Aug'18

Choosing YOUR Electives

What should you consider when choosing your high school or college electives? Explore your interests. This is your chance to try something new. Consider your future plans. Wouldn’t it be nice to have real life career skills now? All the classes offered at Vocademy teach career skills that are in demand now. Choose some difficult and some easy classes for you each semester. No waiting lists! Contact us to get your future started now! (951)266-6630     info@vocademy.com

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08

Aug'18

Student Member Spotlight – Tracy Lech

     At Vocademy, people learn to do what they love.  This week we are highlighting Tracy Lech.  Tracy Lech comes to Vocademy often. She’s been coming for a few years now.  You will usually find her in the Sewing Room. She is a Librarian at Loma Vista Middle School and comes to unwind while creating works of art for her family and her students.      Tracy started at Vocademy by taking all of the Sewing classes from Kat and Peach. She likes to make quilts so her patterns require some specially cut out shapes. She thought it would …

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24

Jul'18

Vocademy Hosts Hands-On Training for Bourns STEM PULL Day

On Thursday, July 19, 2018, Vocademy hosted dozens of young students from several local high schools for a full day hands-on learning. This amazing event was made possible by Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) and the Bourns sponsored PULL (Public Utilities Learning Lab) program. These students chose from the following topics: Electronics Soldering Foam Props Sewing CAD Woodshop Welding Laser Cutting 3D Printing For many of these students, it was the first time they’ve ever had the opportunity to create something with their own hands.  Several of them expressed how much fun and transformational it was. Iliana Lazaro, a Junior …

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24

Jul'18

Instructor Highlight – Katherine Panowicz

Introducing Kat Panowicz, one of Vocademy’s female instructors.  Kat is a true Renaissance woman, not only does she actually re-enact the Renaissance period in local Ren faires, but she is a woman of many talents. Kat teaches the following classes at Vocademy: Electronics Raspberry π Sewing Soldering Python Programming Arduino And when needed, she can also teach: CAD 3D Printing 3D Modeling Kat has been with us at Vocademy for nearly 3 years. She studied many of these topics at Riverside Community College (RCC Norco). She got her start as a child with her father.  He taught her soldering and …

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05

Jul'18

Student Spotlight – Alondra Flores

In walks Alondra Flores, a petite, beautiful, exuberant young lady, to talk about her experiences at Vocademy. Alondra says she signed up for Learn 4 Life for her high school. Learn 4 Life is a network of public charter schools that offers students a personalized high school course path. They connect students with their partnered resource centers and Vocademy is one of their resources. Alondra signed up for classes at Vocademy to satisfy some of her elective credits needed. She chose welding because her friends were taking it. At Vocademy, she learned the fundamentals of welding and fabrication by taking …

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