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April 12, 2012

State auditor compares her work to job of vocational schools

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"Every day here at Whittier Tech, students are doing amazing things and this evening's dinner hosted by your culinary arts students certainly provides ample evidence of that,'' Bump said. "From carpentry, automotive repair and plumbing to IT networking and robotics, Whittier is preparing its students with the skills employers need for both today's economy and tomorrow's. I congratulate Whittier and its faculty for their hard work, and I thank all of you on the Advisory Board for your tremendous commitment."

As is tradition at the dinner, several items were raffled off, including a picnic table made by carpentry students, a large basket of beauty products, and a gift bag containing Whittier clothing.

Two wooden, fold-up camp chairs made by carpentry students were presented to Bump as a gift. She said she had been admiring them all night, thinking how perfect they would be for trips to Tanglewood Music Center, where she and her husband often enjoy outdoor concerts.

"I'm thrilled to have them," she said. "Thank you very much, and thank you for having me here tonight."

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