Who will Fill the Electrical Trade Jobs?

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adapted for the electrical trade from adecco

And the Nobel Prize goes to.... energy efficient lighting

LEDs take main stage at the Nobel Prize Awards, which is good news for DEI grads who will be trained and ready to help facilitate the country-wide shift to more energy efficient lighting systems.

"An American and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source, leading to the creation of modern LED light bulbs.

Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and Shuji Nakamura of the US won the prize for developing the blue light-emitting diode (LED) -- the missing piece that now allows manufacturers to produce white-light lamps.

The arrival of such lamps is changing the way homes and workplaces are lit, offering a longer-lasting and more efficient alternative to the incandescent bulbs pioneered by Joseph Swan and Thomas Edison at the end of the 19th century."

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Physics Nobel Prize winners Professor Isamu Akasaki, American Inventor Shuji Nakamura and Professor Hiroshi Amano.

Source: Reuters Photo: Sydney Herald

Skilled trades employers fight 'dirty jobs' stereotype

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"'For the last 40 to 50 years, we’ve done a really good job of marginalizing those jobs.'

Trades are unfilled! Opportunity awaits!

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teo durousseau, durousseau, durousseau electric, durousseau electrical institute, electrical training

According to a report from CBS News.. "Every month since January 2009, more than 20 million Americans have been either out of work or underemployed. Yet despite that staggering number, there are more than three million job openings in the U.S. Just in manufacturing, there are as many as 500,000 jobs that aren't being filled because employers say they can't find qualified workers."

DEI's mission is to put those jobs into the communities that need them most. 

White House Initiative Will Fund Educational Opportunities

  "Drawing on the power of his own racial identity in a way he seldom does as president, Mr. Obama sought to connect his personal narrative about growing up without a father to that of a generation of black youth in the United States who he said faced higher odds of failure than their peers.

Mr. Obama said the idea for My Brother’s Keeper occurred to him in the aftermath of the killing of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager whose death two years ago sparked a roiling national debate about race and class. He called the challenge of ensuring success for young men of color a “moral issue for our country” as he ticked off the statistics: black boys who are more likely to be suspended from school, less likely to be able to read, and almost certain to encounter the criminal justice system as either a perpetrator or a victim.

White House officials said the foundations had pledged to spend at least $200 million over the next five years in a search for solutions to the problems black men face with early-childhood development, school readiness, educational opportunity, discipline, parenting and the criminal justice system.  "


Coalition is calling LAUSD to better address need

"A campaign being spearheaded by the Community Coalition is calling on the Los Angeles Unified School District to adopt a “need-based index” to better address its highest need students.

More than 100 education activists gathered outside LAUSD headquarters Monday demanding “equity now” for students, while criticizing the district’s recently released budget for not providing enough detail on how it will meet the needs of low-income students and English learners.

Marqueece Harris Dawson, president of the Community Coalition, said, “It’s very difficult to see how that money follows students with the highest needs or schools with the highest needs. We want something that is very clear, that the average voter who voted for Prop. 30 can see how it is benefiting the kids with the most need.

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New Lab in the works!!

For the past several months, our lab has been getting a major overhaul. The method boards and shelving were torn out to make room for a new, bright, clean space with individual work stations that will be outfitted with basic wiring demos, motors, and cutting edge technology systems that will give our students hands on training and experience in installation and maintenance.

For more pictures and to follow along as we finish the renovations, join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/deitraining 

Happy Birthday

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Dr. Victor Shibata.

We held a little toast to our friend Victor today at our meeting. Many of the faces in the room were brought together because of him.

He was a man of ideals and action. We carry his inspiration forward with us as we work to make this school a reality and something he would be proud of.

Happy Birthday Victor.

NEW SIGN UP for Waiting List & Mailing List

Check out the new form that makes it incredibly easy for you to sign up to be on the DEI waiting list, to be added to our mailing list, or to volunteer. 

Happy New Year in the news!

Happy New Year to you! We are hoping that you had a relaxing and joyful holiday with family and friends and that 2014 promises good things to come!

Here at DEI, we have big plans for for this coming year! The renovations on our lab have been in full swing for several weeks and are starting to look like a professional workspace. We are excited to see the stations up and running with new state of the art learning equipment, much of it generously donated. Our instructors have been meeting regularly, fine tuning the curriculum to include new applications for the lab.

As those renovations are underway, and we work towards our projected opening date this summer, we've been searching for ways to get the word out.

Take a second and check out the article about Teo and DEI in the latest issue of The Neighborhoods News in print or online! 

If you are or know someone in the media, consider our story for publication: low-cost non-profit training in the most employable trade on the market. 2014 is the year to make it happen!