SMCCD Ambassador trainingOn Friday, October 11, Skyline College partnered with College of San Mateo (CSM) and Cañada College for a district-wide training for new and continuing student ambassadors. College Recruiters, Mayra Arellano (Cañada College), Jeremy Evangelista-Ramos (Skyline College), and Estela Garcia (CSM) invited ambassadors from all three colleges to participate in an all-day training hosted at CSM.

After a warm welcome by Kim Lopez, Acting President and Mike Holtzclaw, Vice President of Instruction at CSM, student ambassadors received an overview of the San Mateo Community College District (SMCCD) Public Safety Services. Owen Yoch, Public Safety Sergeant, conducted a workshop regarding campus lockdown procedures and emergency preparedness.

Martin Ulloa, CSM Ambassador, gave a presentation highlighting CSM specific resources and provided a tour of the campus which included programs such as Nursing, Dental Assisting, and Fire Technology. Students were also treated to a private screening of “The Sky Tonight” – a deeper look into our constellations inside the planetarium that showcased their Astrology program.

The trainings were established to onboard new ambassadors and provide opportunity to learn more about each of the colleges. It also serves as a refresher for continuing ambassadors. The goal is to ensure they gain knowledge that helps with recruitment and establish a larger cross-functional outreach team for future events.

Additional training will be held this fall at Cañada College and Skyline College covering various other components such as customer service skills and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

For more information regarding the trainings, feel free reach out to Jeremy Evangelista-Ramos at

Article and Photo by Jeremy Evangelista-Ramos

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