Pierce College celebrated its 75th anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony and car show at the new Advanced Automotive Technology Building on Oct. 20.
The event featured cars from all eras, music, food and drinks.
The ceremony’s speakers included Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez, Board of Trustees President Gabriel Buelna, California Energy Commission Air Pollution Specialist Larry Rillera, Interim President Ara Aguiar, and Professor of Automotive Service Technology Michael Van Dyke.
The new facility will help students learn to work on electric cars.
“I am thrilled to celebrate Pierce College’s 75 years of service with leaders in our community, and at the same time introduce our Advanced Automotive Technology Building,” Aguiar said. “This impressive facility will be a game changer for keeping Pierce College students on the leading edge of alternate fuel and electric vehicles emerging in the automotive industry.”
Rodriguez said that everybody is welcome to study at Pierce.
“Every student who walks through our Pierce College doors is admitted,” Rodriguez said. “Every person who submits an application is accepted and given a course of study.”
Rodriguez had the honor of cutting the ceremonial ribbon.