Versatility Is Key To Surviving Music Business, Says L.A. Composer"Versatility and adaptability are the master keys to surviving L.A.'s rigidly-competitive music industry," says Gary Stockdale, a veteran singer-songwriter, musician and composer.
Many Roofers In L.A. Learn Their Trade Through Apprenticeship ProgramsIn Los Angeles, many ambitious roofers attend a three-year apprenticeship program that includes technical coursework and paid training, starting at $19.21 per hour.
Mathematics Professor Helps Students Excel In Societal Areas"[My greatest achievement] is the aggregate of any positive impacts I’ve had on people's lives," said Dr. Cynthia Wyels.
L.A. Business Professor’s Passion To Educate Serves Many Future Laborers“I am continually enhancing and developing new courses for my students to help prepare them for future career success,” said Dr. Charles M. Vance.
L.A. Area Technical Writer Entered Technology Field Ahead Of Curve“I encourage aspiring technical writers to practice instructional writing at every chance,” said Marc Fishel, a seasoned scribe and owner of High-Tech Publications.
L.A. Becomes Home Base For Former Travel Nurse“The satisfaction we get from our jobs, in having the ability to touch so many people’s lives and having them touch ours, is truly priceless,” said Jonell A. Ksiazkiewicz, a registered nurse.
L.A. Real Estate Agent Says Business Career Involves Constant Learning“I’ve learned that the key to having a successful business career in sales is to amass a variety of great mentors and appropriate their best practices,” said Hugo Torres, a Los Angeles-area real estate agent.
L.A. Professor Preps Next Wave Of Information Security Analysts“I advise [aspiring information security analysts] to take classes in cyber-security and earn certificates dealing with the different areas of data and information security," said Dr. Joseph Otto.
L.A. Laboratory Scientist Uses Technology To Better Patients' Lives“I just never stop learning and continuing to push myself to become a better person that serves people who are in need,” said Alvin Castillo, a clinical laboratory scientist.
Groundskeepers Are Needed Year-Round In Los AngelesTo advance in the growing fields of horticulture, arboriculture or landscape design in L.A., formal education and experience are a must.
L.A. Math Professor Encourages Students To Excel In All Areas“You must understand that mathematics is a very challenging discipline that requires creativity, hard work, determination, tenacity and perseverance,” said Grant Fraser, chair of the mathematics department at California State University, Los Angeles.
Financial Managers With Degrees And Skills Reach Success In L.A.“To be successful as a financial manager, you must build a strong foundation of accounting and business skills,” said Carla Spalding, a controller at Santa Monica College.
L.A. Educator’s Career Grounded In Several Vocational DisciplinesBefore Paul D. Witman became the director of undergraduate business and economic programs at California Lutheran University, the associate professor was developing computer software programs.
Ward Clerks Help Medical Facilities In L.A. Run SmoothlyLisa Barrett, a ward clerk transcriber at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, says her position in this expanding vocation is a daily blessing for her.
L.A. Teacher Acquaints Students To Social And Criminal Justice"Students need to learn to recognize the importance of not only advocating for themselves, but for others within their community," said Christina Soliz.