ENTREPRENEUR EDUCATIONAL CENTER, INC BRINGS FREE FIRST OF
ITS KIND SCUBA DIVING AND LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASSES
The program will be Coordinated by Gerald Durant, Dive Master for the Fire Department of the
City of Los Angeles. Participants have two opportunities at free open enrollment business seminars,
Saturday, May 6th from 2-4 pm at Ted Watkins Park in Watts, 1335 E. 103rd Street. Another opportunity
comes the following Saturday, May 13th from 2-4 pm, at the Quarles Opportunity Business Center
(QBOC), 10124 S. Broadway, Suite 200, in Los Angeles. Enrollment is also open for the “Miracle’s
Business Plan Development” course.
“The objective of the first Blue Economy Program, conducted at the newly renovated Ted
Watkins pool and AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, is to train and educate the multitudes in the 2nd
County District to be included in the jobs and small business opportunities from the Northern end of
the 15th Council, our Ports. We must work together for all of our communities. The students will be
trained in Deep Sea Diving and all of the certifications attached, and will lead to other jobs including
boat bottom cleaning, Lifeguards, and Attendants,” said Dive Master Durant.
“At this point, our children may have never been to the Port of Los Angeles and they have no
knowledge of the many jobs and small businesses that exist at such a port, and many have no idea that
15-miles from them exist jobs that they have only seen on television,” he continued. “The students
complete approximately 100 Hrs. of instruction and training. Upon completion of the course, we will
direct them to jobs in the Blue industry, but we will only be able to determine who proceeds by the
interviews and sessions in the pool. EECI will pay their Certification cost for students who complete
the course,” Dive Master Durant concluded.