All community members are invited to register, or re-register, by Monday, October 22 in order to vote in the Tuesday, November 6 election. Critical choices will be made at this election including our local and national leaders, issues affecting education funding, the state budget process and more. Every vote counts; complete voter registration by the deadline of Monday, October 22.
Registering to vote has never been easier. For the first time, Californians can reigister to vote online: voter registration. All directions on how to fill out hte voter registration form as well as important notices and frequently asked questions are included in the web link. This form is also available in Spanish. Register, or re-register, to vote if you are a new first-time voter, you have changed your name, you have moved and changed your address, you want to change your political party.
You are eligible to vote in California if you are a United States citizen, a resident of California, 18 years of age or older on Election Day, not currently serving any part of a felony sentence (see the Secretary of State’s website for more information), and not found by a court to be mentally incompetent.
The website www.smartvoter.org, developed by the League of Women Voters, provides nonpartisan and trustowrty information about measures and candidates to make informed choices. You can also find your polling place and view your own personalized ballot on the website to prepare for election day.
Don’t miss the opportunity to make your voice heard. Register before the deadline of Monday, Ocotober 22 and then vote on Tuesday, November 6.
Major earthquakes may happen anywhere you work, live or travel in California. The ShakeOut is our chance to practice how to protect ourselves, and be prepared. The goal is to prevent a major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe for you, our campus, or our surrounding community.
Why is a “drop, cover and hold on” drill important? As with anything, to act quickly you must practice. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake before strong shaking knocks you down, or something falls on you. More than nine million participants are expected to participate in the Great ShakeOut this year. SCE staff, faculty, and students are expected to participate if they are on any of the three campuses during the drill. The goal is for everyone to practice the “drop, cover and hold on” exercise and then, when instructed, evacuate the campus buildings to the designated safe zones.
We look forward to a successful drill on Thursday, October 18; visit www.shakeout.org for further information. Featured on the website is a page, “Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety,” that includes checklists and resource sheets on securing household items, creating an earthquake kit, assessing your home for structural integrity, and developing a family emergency plan.
SCE offers job search resources for students in the form of workshops, online job
resources and one-to-one assistance. Offered via the Career Technical Education (CTE) project and supported by grant funds, SCE will host two additional workshops in October:
The Anaheim Campus (AN) is located at 1830 W. Romneya Drive in Anaheim. The Board Room is located on the first floor of the Anaheim Campus.
In addition, CTE students can log in to the MyGateway group SCE for CTE Students to access articles, forms and how-to information. Linda Langgle, CTE Jobs Resource Specialist, is also available to assist students with resume development, mock interview information, or to answer specific job search questions. Contact 714.808.4677.
Parents are invited to register their kids and teens for classes at the North Orange County Community College District’s School of Continuing Education’s Kids’ College and Teen Program (KC&TP). SCE offers stimulating classroom, musical, artistic and athletics programs that for years has piqued the interests of kids and teens. Classes are offered in Cypress, Anaheim, and Fullerton.
Parents can view the KC&TP 2012 Fall Term class schedule (and fees) in its entirety on the website at www.sce.edu/kids.
Classes begin September 29, 2012 with small-group tutorials starting October 6, 2012 and the week of October 8, 2012. Register your child or teen today at www.sce.edu or visit any one of our campuses in Cypress, Anaheim, or Fullerton.
Students can take advantage of math and reading tutorials or start a new hobby like computer animation and game design, art, teen ballroom dancing, crochet, quick start junior tennis or guitar. Or maybe parents are interested in building their child’s self-confidence with classes like “be bigger than a bully,” public speaking, or a class on study skills, test preparation and organization.
With more than 150 engaging courses available, kids and teens will find something within their spheres of interests at prices fit to please the most budget-conscious of parents.
Registration is open now and runs until classes are full for students ranging from 6 months - 17 years. For more information, contact 714.808.4909 or visit www.sce.edu/kids.
Change. Cultivated. Possibilities.
Fall brings a new cycle of opportunity with the start of a new school year. In my experience, there is nothing more powerful than the feeling of setting a new goal, developing a plan to achieve it and then accomplishing that goal. At the School of Continuing Education (SCE), we are focused on making dreams become reality for every student. And although our District has been impacted by the economic challenges that our state continues to face, we are truly committed to assisting each student in identifying goals, developing a plan and providing the support needed to achieve success.
Each year, we provide opportunities for thousands of students to reach their goals. This past year students completed career technical education certificates that led to new employment possibilities while other students completed high school diplomas and transitioned to higher education. Many other students enjoyed learning new skills for workplace transition or generating healthy and independent lifestyles.
As the new Provost, I want to personally invite you to take advantage of the many opportunities we have available for adults and children of all ages. A world of possibilities awaits you at SCE. Whatever your goal, we look forward to helping you achieve success. Let’s have a great fall term.