Palo Alto College http://tpr.org en Palo Alto Aviation Program Bounces Back, Filling Future Need For Pilots http://tpr.org/post/palo-alto-aviation-program-bounces-back-filling-future-need-pilots <p>With a possible shortage of American pilots looming, a unique South Texas program is training students from all over the state to be ready to fly.</p><p>Instructor John Aken, who occasionally flies to work in his single-prop Piper Cherokee, is a military veteran, but didn't learn how to fly until he was out of the military and his kids were grown.</p><p>Years later, in 2007, Palo Alto College hired Aken to transition the aviation technology school, based at Stinson Airfield, out. Ups and downs in the economy had brought the school's enrollment to about six.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:25:02 +0000 Ryan Loyd 24202 at http://tpr.org Palo Alto Aviation Program Bounces Back, Filling Future Need For Pilots New Palo Alto Degree Gives Students Pathway To Oil & Gas Industry http://tpr.org/post/new-palo-alto-degree-gives-students-pathway-oil-gas-industry <p>Palo Alto College is taking its training for Eagle Ford Shale jobs to new levels by expanding its certification program into a full associate’s degree program.</p><p>The Alamo Colleges created the Alamo Academies to answer the demand by oil and gas exploration companies for more personnel who were trained on the high-tech equipment needed for the work. The certification courses quickly became popular.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:11:24 +0000 Eileen Pace 18325 at http://tpr.org New Palo Alto Degree Gives Students Pathway To Oil & Gas Industry Toyota provides full ride to high school student to teach STEM at South Side schools http://tpr.org/post/toyota-provides-full-ride-high-school-student-teach-stem-south-side-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A recent high-school graduate enrolled at Palo Alto College will be getting word Wednesday of a 4-year, full-ride scholarship.</span></p><p>Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc., will present the scholarship in support of STEM education.</p><p>Toyota and other manufacturers have partnered with the Alamo Colleges to educate students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and to train them to work in their plants assembling products from trucks to solar panels.</p><p>This time, Toyota is focusing its energy on those who teach STEM courses.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:13:11 +0000 Eileen Pace 15376 at http://tpr.org Toyota provides full ride to high school student to teach STEM at South Side schools Southside Street Project Boosting Growth For Area Schools, Businesses http://tpr.org/post/southside-street-project-boosting-growth-area-schools-businesses <p>The city has begun a major "complete streets" project on Villaret Boulevard, which spans east and west on the city's Southside.</p><p>Once completed, the $7 million project will double the width of Villaret Boulevard the length of Palo Alto College, a drainage system will be installed to prevent flooding in future storms, and there will be lighting, curbs, sidewalks, and bike lanes.</p><p>These improvements are needed to &nbsp;keep up with continued growth of Palo Alto, as well as housing and industry locating in that part of town.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 16:02:55 +0000 Eileen Pace 11856 at http://tpr.org Southside Street Project Boosting Growth For Area Schools, Businesses PACfest, A Family-Friendly Fiesta At Palo Alto College http://tpr.org/post/pacfest-family-friendly-fiesta-palo-alto-college <p>Now in its 10th year, today's PACfest at Palo Alto College is a free family-friendly event that&nbsp; offers games for kids, and has plenty of music for everyone.</p><p>PACfest is one of the few Fiesta events that offers no alcoholic beverages, and PACfest Co-chair Carmen Velasquez said it provides plenty of opportunities for families to enjoy themselves.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:41:50 +0000 Eileen Pace 10263 at http://tpr.org PACfest, A Family-Friendly Fiesta At Palo Alto College Palo Alto College Adjusts Registration Hours For Busy Students http://tpr.org/post/palo-alto-college-adjusts-registration-hours-busy-students <p></p><p>Palo Alto College is having a special registration event that will keep the doors open until midnight on Jan. 9; even with night classes, registration normally occurs during regular business hours.</p><p>Vice-President of Student Affairs Robert Garza said the school wants to reach more potential students who may have missed registration hours in the past. Garza said new students will especially find the process easier than they expected, but everyone is welcome.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 04:04:46 +0000 Eileen Pace 3915 at http://tpr.org Palo Alto College Adjusts Registration Hours For Busy Students Projet MALES Aims To Get More Latino Men To Higher Education http://tpr.org/post/projet-males-aims-get-more-latino-men-higher-education <p></p><p>To get more men into the college classroom, Palo Alto and San Antonio College - along with 8 other Texas schools - have received a portion of a $300,000 grant for a program called Project MALES.</p><p><a href="http://ddce.utexas.edu/projectmales/" target="_blank">Headed by the University of Texas</a>, its goal is to get more Latino men to attend college. Palo Alto and <a href="http://www.alamo.edu/sac/" target="_blank">San Antonio College</a> are the only two San Antonio schools to get a portion of the funds.</p> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:33:00 +0000 Joey Palacios 2629 at http://tpr.org Projet MALES Aims To Get More Latino Men To Higher Education