Driving the Future and Helping During COVID-19: LBCC Student Meng Yang

Student Highlights
A picture of Meng Yang.A picture of Meng Yang.

Long Beach City College student Meng Yang has been selected as the Automotive Student finalist for the 2020 FutureTechs Rock Awards, a national scholarship program for aspiring Career Technical Education (CTE) students who contribute to Transportation Technology and their communities. 

The TechForce Foundation, which sponsors the scholarship, sought out applicants who: 

  • Are full of passion and grit 
  • Exhibit true excellent in their education and training 
  • Are driving the future of the automotive industry 

Selected as one of nine national finalists from a pool of 125 students and 57 institutions, he will be awarded coveted items needed by every aspiring automotive technician - an Auto Zone gift card, Haynes digital software subscription for mechanics, 180 PC Duralast Master Service Set, Ford Professional Tools Set, and ASE study guides. 

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Meng says he is “just trying to survive, working two jobs, and keeping up with classes.” One of Meng’s jobs includes spending his weekends at the Pacific Coast Campus Rapid Assessment Center as a Medical Reserve Corp member. 

“Even if my contribution is small, especially compared to the medical workers there, just being a part of the effort to help my community is an honor,” he said.

For more information on LBCC’s Automotive Technology program, please visit www.LBCC.edu/auto.