Special Populations Collaborative

Effective Practices for Nontraditional Students

LATTC to Meet Workforce Demand with Non-Traditional Students

Kameelah Robinson wants to go from driving Santa Monica’s Big Blue Buses to working on them. She is the only woman in Los Angeles Trade-Technical College’s Diesel, Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Vehicle Technology classes. The popular program is among the 52 green-integrated courses and four green-related degree and certificate programs at LATTC that range from architecture to solar design and installation and water technology.

She likes her regular passengers and her route that takes her through Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Venice, but after 10 years behind the wheel, she’s ready to get into the nitty-gritty work of keeping the fleet running. It also pays more, up to $17 more per hour. .