Gap partners with El Centro to offer curriculum

There’s nothing particularly gay about this item, except that one of El Centro College’s gay professors alerted us to it. And as part of Dallas County Community College, El Centro added protections based on gender identity to its nondiscrimination policies earlier this year. And it does concern San Francisco-based, but not-really-gay The Gap and El Centro’s not-really-gay but probably-mostly-gay fashion department.

Gap Inc. has chosen El Centro as one of 15 community colleges across the country to participate in its “Gap for Community Colleges” program. The program is part of President Barack Obama’s “Skills for America’s Future” initiative.

Beginning this week, El Centro College fashion marketing students will have access to the training curriculum given to Gap store managers covering a variety of workplace skills. This is the first time the program has been offered outside the company and will be useful to students not seeking a career with Gap Inc., including topics such as interview skills and resume writing as well as workplace skills such as managing people and setting priorities.

 

 

—  David Taffet