[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 most famous vocational schools in the world (P. 11) Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (USA): Nearly 100 years of highly skilled workforce training

01-11-2022

(Worldkings.org) Los Angeles Trade-Technical College is a comprehensive, public community college offering learner centered associate degree and certificate programs to students who reflect the global diversity of the Los Angeles region. The college offers a unique education that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and applied learning experiences.

Los Angeles Trade–Technical College (L.A. Trade–Tech, LATTC) is a public community college in Los Angeles, California. It offers academic courses towards 4-year colleges and vocational training programs. It is part of the Los Angeles Community College District and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges, The American Culinary Federation, and the League of Nursing among others.

History of establishment began shortly after the end of World War I, when members of the Los Angeles Board of Education, Chamber of Commerce, along with business and labor leaders organized a series of Conference to talk about apprenticeship needs focused in Los Angeles. Therefore, LATTC was founded in the year 1925 and its foundation was under the laws of State of California to promote education in the locality. The campus is 25 acres located just south of the Historic Core of Los Angeles with many buildings to support students academically.  

Initially, it was founded as Frank Wiggins Trade School and it is the oldest of the nine campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District. Its mission is to encourage students to achieve career technical certificates, associate degrees, transfer, and employment.

The college has a total population of 14,606 students with 25:1 student-faculty ratio. College notable alumni include Matthew G. Martínez (United States House of Representatives member), Don Campbell (creator of the hip hop dance style called locking), David Hammons (American conceptual artist), and more.

Trade Tech occupies a unique place among higher education institutions. Throughout its nine decades, the school has remained true to its founding premise of vocational education, while expanding its offering of transition programs, adapting to rapidly changing technology, and remaining responsive to the needs of surrounding community. Students come from across the Los Angeles basin to participate in our unique hybrid programs, some of which have existed since the school's founding.

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