This (entitled "Logistics for California Corporate College Training") just in from DO of the IVC President's Office:
We wanted to share with you this important information: The upcoming event for the California Corporate College will be held from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm on September 17 [next Tuesday]. This is a new group of attendees and changes have been implemented to reduce the impact to the college, especially to parking and the cafeteria. Below is the logistics update:
➢ PARKING: On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, IVC will host a training session provided by the California Corporate College in the Performing Arts Center. Approximately 300 attendees are expected. Attendees will be directed to park in Parking Lot 8 and walk to the PAC. Please plan your day at IVC accordingly to ensure you can find a space. Staff Parking is also generally available in Parking Lot 9.
➢ CAFETERIA: This is a new group of participants. They will purchase a box lunch and eat in and near PAC for lunch (11:50-1:00). It is expected that there will be minimal impact on cafeteria and coffee carts. However, be advised that attendees may visit the cafeteria or the cart. Please share this information and to let your staff and students know of the impact on parking and (possibly) food services to help us minimize the impact of this event.
We at Dissent are doing our part to disseminate information as directed. We are happy that there is indeed information to disseminate and assume that this is the same group that descended upon campus unannounced to the hoi-polloi a week ago. (300 parking spaces!)
What is California Corporate College,* you might ask?
The frighteningly surreal image above (Pink Floyd album cover reject, no doubt) can be found at their website along with this descriptor:
California Corporate College - A new road to prosperity
Community by community, California employers have been partnering with California's Community Colleges in building their workforce talent for generations. California corporations, governmental agencies, associations and non-profits can find no better workforce development partner than their local community college.
But what if your organization has workforce development needs that reach beyond your local community? What if your employees in Sacramento, Fresno, Los Angeles and San Diego need training in Hazardous Materials Handling or Spanish as a Second Language?There's something about the juxtaposition of Hazardous Materials Handling with Spanish as a Second Language that makes La Rebel Girl exclaim Muy Toxico!
*Learn more about California Corporate College here. "The California Corporate College ... provides a single point of contact for businesses, governmental agencies, associations, and organizations to access training and workforce preparation services throughout California. It is created as a cooperative venture of all of California’s Community Colleges."
I poked around and found a page of the IVC Master Calendar (for 8/30/13 to 9/29/13).
It includes two events for the “California Corporate College”: one on Wednesday, September 4 (i.e., last week) in the PAC Lobby (from 8:30 a.m. to 4:29 p.m.) and one on Tuesday, September 17 (i.e., next week) again in the PAC Lobby (again from 8:30 – 4:29).
So last week's parking fiasco was indeed caused by the CCC event.