LONG BEACH, CA – Long Beach City College, School of Career Technical Education (CTE), has signed a multiyear agreement to become an Official Sponsor of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, officials from both organizations announced today.
LBCC, one of the largest community colleges in California, is a two-year program that encompasses state-of-the-art, technology-rich learning environments, a broad range of academic and career technical instructional programs, strong community partnerships, and economic and workforce development initiatives that prepare students to be successful in the 21st century.
“Long Beach City College’s School of CTE is proud to be part of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach,” said Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board of Trustees President Uduak-Joe Ntuk. “We look forward to our new partnership and the opportunity to showcase our amazing CTE programs to all who attend this amazing weekend of racing.”
The School of CTE provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge, and training necessary to succeed in future careers and become lifelong learners. CTE is filled with various programs that make students career-ready once they complete their time at Long Beach City College. Some programs require as little as three classes. Some programs take two years. Many industries are looking for these highly skilled graduates where labor demand is high.
“Since 1927, Long Beach City College has been at the heart of the community providing educational programs with a commitment to excellence in student learning in a culturally diverse and vibrant environment,” said LBCCD Superintendent-President Dr. Mike Muñoz. “We’re excited to establish this connection between LBCC, the best Community College around, and the Grand Prix, the biggest event hosted in the great city of Long Beach.”
As an Official Sponsor, Long Beach City College will receive colorful signage around the iconic Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach racetrack in key locations including the large pedestrian bridge between Turns 9 and 10. In addition, LBCC will have a display in the Lifestyle Expo promoting its many instructional programs.
“Our CTE programs are second-to-none when it comes to cost and quality, thanks to our great faculty and staff,” Muñoz added. “We have state-of-the art facilities that are open for students to learn within and to create a rewarding career for themselves.”
“We are very excited to bring LBCC on board the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach,” said Grand Prix Association of Long Beach President & CEO Jim Michaelian. “Not only does the college and the School of CTE provide a rich tapestry of programs for students, it is also an important pillar of the Long Beach community and we look forward to working with them to grow their profile in the region.”
The 2022 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will be headlined by the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, as well as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. In addition, the weekend will include the Super Drift Challenge under the lights on Friday and Saturday nights plus doubleheader action from Robby Gordon’s SPEED/UTV Stadium Super Trucks, the Historic IMSA GTP Challenge and the new-for-2022 Porsche Carrera Cup North America.
Fans can select and pay for their Grand Prix seats, parking and paddock passes online at gplb.com or by calling the toll-free ticket hotline, (888) 827-7333. Also featured on gplb.com is the latest Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach news and racetrack information, photos and ongoing announcements of special race week activities.
Ticket prices range from $37 for a Friday General Admission ticket to $168 for a three-day ticket that includes Sat./Sun. reserved seating in grandstand upper levels. Pre-paid parking packages are also available, along with handicapped seating, NTT INDYCAR SERIES Paddock passes, Super Photo tickets and a wide variety of hospitality packages.
Fans can also follow the 2022 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on Facebook (GrandPrixLB), Twitter @GPLongBeach (#AGPLB), Instagram @GPLongBeach and YouTube (GPLongBeach).