OPT program raises money at Souplantation

Alexis Tittle

LA MESA, California –With school funding declining, many programs, including Office Professional Training (OPT) at Grossmont, hold fundraisers at local restaurants to assist in their needs.

At Souplantation in La Mesa on Thursday, O.P.T. added funds to its program coffers.The deal was that the restaurant donated to the OPT 15% of customer-designated sales including dinner and a drink.  To incentivize supporters to participate in the Souplantation fundraiser, OPT gave away gift baskets.

In its continuing campaign, OPT held a fundraising walk On April 30.  Now it is calling on supporters to go to Goodsearch.com and search for Grossmont College. Whenever people search, a penny in donated to O.P.T.

The OPT program is a one-semester course for office professionals that specialize in accounting, insurance, banking financial services and office administrative support. The training program last 17 weeks and students are enrolled in 12-20 units of college credit. All students take courses in keyboarding, office procedures, effective job search, business English communication, Microsoft word and Microsoft excel. 
Tittle is a student in MComm 132; her email in [email protected]