Ramon Robles, GM of our Los Angeles branch, was the guest speaker for Tuesday’s Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce / Unite LA event at the Huntington Park Institute of Applied Medicine (HPIAM), a small pilot school located on the Linda Esperanza Marquez High School campus.
As part of HPIAM’s 11th grade toxins project, and in conjunction with Unite LA’s mission of “ensuring underserved youth have the opportunity to participate in Los Angeles’ 21st century economy,” Ramon’s half-hour presentation gave a broad overview of the environmental services industry. Waste management, environmental law, regulatory compliance and the future of the industry were among the topics covered. The students were engaged throughout and asked several questions at the end.
Brian Boyle, the organizer and a Career Specialist with the Chamber and Unite LA, had this to say to Ramon afterward: “I can’t thank you enough for valuing the Chamber’s education work with youth, specifically in underserved areas. You spoke to about 150 students today, and I loved the fact that you weren’t phased by this event at all.” In fact, Brian invited Ramon back to be a judge and provide feedback on the students’ own presentations at a future event.
Here’s hoping some of those who were reached by Ramon’s mentorship become our ACTeammates in the not-too-distant future!