Daily Archives: October 8, 2021

BAEC Small Business Recovery & Assistance Program and Micro Grants Initiative

BAEC ScreenshotIn partnership with the San Bruno Community Foundation, the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center of Skyline College (BAEC) provided direct support to small businesses through its Small Business Recovery & Assistance Program and Micro Grants initiative.  The BAEC provided additional direct funding to local businesses, along with coaching, workshops, and business tools all to support our business community as it recovers from the pandemic and plans for the future.

The Small Business Recovery & Assistance Program is made possible with grant funding from the San Bruno Community Foundation.


Leslie Hatamiya, Executive Director of the San Bruno Community Foundation, stated,


“The San Bruno Community Foundation is proud to partner with the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center of Skyline College by funding the Small Business Recovery and Assistance Program.  Small businesses are the backbone of San Bruno’s local economy, and we want to help our diverse small business community recover from the pandemic and thrive once again.  SBRAP provides San Bruno small businesses with critical technical assistance, business coaching, and micro grant funding to help them adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19,” said Leslie Hatamiya, Executive Director of the San Bruno Community Foundation.

Questions? Interest? Contact us at baec@smccd.edu.

Article and Image by Eva Zermeño

Applications Still Open for Spring 2022 Global Virtual Team Internship Projects!

Global InternshipsThe application for Spring 2022 Global Virtual Team Internship Projects is still open! Students who apply for the program by the (extended) priority deadline of Thursday, October 14, 2022 will be given priority consideration for the accompanying program scholarship. The final deadline to apply is Thursday, October 21st. Apply here.

In this program, students collaborate virtually with a team of other SMCCCD students during the course of the spring semester to complete an internship project for a company based in the U.S. or abroad. Companies may be based in Australia, Canada, England, India, Japan, South Africa, or the U.S. (New York or San Francisco). Exact internship projects and locations are determined through a placement process, but students may be matched with companies in various industries, including Business and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Marketing and PR, Policy and Government, Public Health and Education, Sustainability and Environment, Technology, and more.

To learn more, please visit the Spring 2022 Global Virtual Team Internship Projects page. Also, check out the recording of our Virtual Internship Celebration from last month and read one student’s global virtual internship story here.

Questions? Please email studyabroad@smccd.edu.

Article by Stephanie Wells


Free Drive-Thru Pop-up Vaccination Clinics at College of San Mateo

Vaccine Clinics ScheduleSMCCCD is committed to protecting the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students. We embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

In light of the evidence established to date regarding the safety and effectiveness of available COVID-19 vaccines, the District requires full vaccination against COVID-19 for:

  • all District employees who access campuses, the District office, District facilities, and/or participate in off-site work in-person for the District;
  • all students attending classes, programs, utilizing services or participating in any activity on any campus (verification will begin November 2021).

Individuals may request an exemption due to verified medical or religious reasons (as defined in federal or state policy). Those who qualify as exempt are subject to other safety measures in accordance with Cal/OSHA regulations and public health safety measures.

Ready to get Vaccinated? You Have Options:

Free drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinics will be available for the benefit of the entire SMCCCD community! The clinics will be hosted at College of San Mateo throughout the rest of the semester.

Make an appointment!

  • Visit myturn.ca.gov
  • Click on “Make an Appointment”
  • When asked for address, enter “College of San Mateo”

Details to know about the pop-up clinics:

  • Open to all SMCCCD students, employees, and community members
  • Reservations preferred but no one turned away
  • Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines available
  • 12-17 years old: parental permission required through registration process
  • Face coverings required

Check out our website for more information on getting the vaccine.

Skyline College Engineering and Robotics Club Solar Regatta Competition

Skyline College’s Engineering and Robotics Club is excited to announce that we can once again plan for in-person events!

We are currently preparing for the 9th Annual California Solar Regatta Competition, scheduled for May 2022. This competition not only tests a Solar Boat’s endurance, but speed, maneuverability, and art design as well. There are opportunities for multiple awards!

Additional information about the competition can be found on the event website. The application packet can found here.

Please share the attached flyer with any students you think may be interested. We invite students with artistic ambitions and passions, and hope others will share our flyer and club announcement. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Club Treasurer Emma Alejandra Mayoral.


Article by Emma Alejandra Mayoral

Take the Movement Home & Build it in the Streets: Pandemic Perspectives on the Climate Crisis

Environmental ActivistYou’re invited to “Take the Movement Home & Build it in the Streets: Pandemic Perspectives on the Climate Crisis,” a virtual talk with California environmental activist mark! Lopez, on Tuesday, October 12 at 4:30pm.

Then join the Q&A to follow, hosted by Skyline College Library and moderated by Chemistry Professor Susanne Schubert and Librarian Pia Walawalkar.

In 2017, Lopez received the prestigious, international Goldman Environmental Prize for North American for his successful campaign to get California to provide comprehensive lead testing and cleanup of East Los Angeles homes contaminated by a battery smelter. However, his work as a community organizer and activist began long before then. Find out more in this interview with Lopez and learn more here: guides.skylinecollege.edu/Fall2021Events/MarkLopez

Register here for this online event: bit.ly/TaketheMovement

We hope you’ll consider bringing your students to the event and/or offering credit to your students for attendance. Questions? Please contact Pia Walawalkar.

We look forward to having at this virtual event.


Article by Jessica Silver-Sharp

Flyer design by Ricardo Coronado

October Flex Day – Building Community, Connection, and Partnership

Our October Flex Day is coming up next Wednesday! We are excited to connect with you next week and engage in programming to support Building Community, Connection, and Partnership.

Preview our Flex Day agenda and session descriptions in preparation for registration. October Flex Day programming will take place virtually via Zoom with the exception of the Sweeney Ridge Hike. 

Visit the October Flex Day website for descriptions and details.

To encourage participation in professional learning opportunities by all Skyline College employees on Flex Day, there will be no classes on October 13, and the Skyline College offices will be closed. 

Should you have any questions please email the CTTL Team at skylinecttl@smccd.edu.

We look forward to connecting with you!