It was a genuine pleasure to have our esteemed council member, Joe Buscaino, and Curtis Shin from Patio Heaven visit our welding school today. You can see the entire Facebook Live video by clicking the link below. Many thanks to our students Juan, Donyeil and Keir for their willingness to be filmed at a moment’s notice.
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72 students, pictured below, came today to apply for our next class. And all of this by word of mouth as we have never advertised the program. But one parent tells another parent how much the program did for their son or daughter. Or the students tell their friends.
To put this in perspective, this is twice the size of our last graduating class. We are thrilled, humbled and excited to see what God will do. With just 3 teachers, the sheer size of the class will be a challenge. Fortunately, we have returning students (Luis Casas, Agnilio Dilla, Quan Glass, Omar Ibarra, Otim Oloya, Lynn Rossi, Byron Salazar, Jerry Thompson, Christian Tovar) who are volunteer coaches adding to our teaching staff. What a blessing!
All 35 passed their certification test and are recognized by the American Welding Society. Great day!
Saturday, February 11th is graduation day for our latest class of Wheels of Hope students. Come join us for the graduation ceremony at 11 AM.
Rolling Hills Covenant Church
2222 Palos Verdes Dr North,
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
If you or someone you know could benefit from our program, have them apply at WheelsOfHopeLA.com/apply
Today, we celebrated the opening of our new spacious facility in Gardena. Thanks to the efforts of Joe Fortunato, Phil Hocking, Ken Johnson and Jim Paul who volunteered countless hours completing the build-out for the school, the facility is ready for our first class of students on October 1. We no longer have to turn students away just because of the limited space. We expect over 40 students in our next class. The photo below shows the new facility with our state of the art fume extraction system, electrical systems customized to our needs and dividing wall.
32 Students graduated today from the Wheels of Hope Welding School. Our largest class to date. Personal testimonies from the students, their parents and grandparents are always the highlight of the event. This graduation was no exception. Changed lives is what we are all about.
Graduation day is always a wonderful day of celebration after four months of hard work and study. Today, 23 men and women received their diplomas to the delight of their friends and family. Many already have secured jobs as welders. Several graduates shared their personal stories of what Wheels of Hope has meant to them and their families.