Chair: Nancy Gatschet
Meets: Second Friday of the month, after the Club meeting in the meeting room at the Marriott.
(Date is subject to change. Members, please confirm with committee chair)
The Vocational Service committee encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards. LJGT Rotary Club vocational service projects will focus on mentorship, business ethics, networking and promotion of Rotarians in their business.
Preuss School Career Day
LJGT Rotary, Vocational Services committee, partners with the Preuss School to give 11th grade students the opportunity to interact with and learn from experienced adults in their hoped-for career paths in short sessions, introducing or educating them in fields as diverse as engineering, law, medicine or finance. Thank you's from the students this year included:
"Thank you for taking the time to educate us on these careers. It was such a fun experience for all of us to learn and ask any questions we'd like." and "Thank you for coming to speak to us about your career and giving me and others a chance to explore new career paths."
Preuss School Career Day planning committee, 2021Preuss School Career Day, April 21, 2021 -- Organized by Nancy Gatschet, Chair of Vocational Services and Dr. Griffith, Executive Director,  The Preuss School UC San Diego
Industrial Panel Presentations
Quarterly panel presentations by Rotarians presenting different fields of employment such as financial, real estate, insurance, etc.

Tanzania Project (2020)
The Vocational Committee partnered with the International Committee to fund sewing machines at a village school near Moshi, Tanzania so that more women and men could be trained as seamstresses and tailors. This helps the older students to have a trade when they graduate to be able to support themselves and a family.

Empowering Women (2021) in Jahalabad
Empowering widows in Jalalabad Afghanistan through a small grant project
The War in Afghanistan is never lasting and this caused many innocent people losing their family member. The numbers of widow families are increasing, the orphans start to begging on streets, and also the widow are forced to work for little wages to support their children financially. 

The opening of this center will provide employment opportunities to many women and girls, by doing this, they are able to stand on their own feet, support a family, and educate their children and minimize poverty in the community.

In Mach 28, 2021 Afghan Youth Connect (AYC) IT Trainer Ms. Krishma Fada  from one of our computer labs at Nazo Anna (Girls High School) and 4 more female IT trainers from different schools  approached our in country director Mr. Abdul Qaum Almas and requested funding to establish a center to train few widows to design and sew traditional clothing. The total cost they requested was $1700.00.

In March 31st Rotarian Mrs. Jan Percival donated $1000.00 in the memory of her beloved husband and our chair of vocational committee service Ms. Nancy Gatschet and the members approved $700.00 to cover this small grant project and purchasing more sewing machines for the center.

In April 10th I invited Rotarian Mr. William Busch to train our trainers how to start a small business and he worked with them via Zoom on April 28, May 5th and May 19. Based on their report on May 4th they already received 30 new orders from Kabul city, and 20 new orders from Jalalabad city . They are working on their website, Instagram, Face book to advertise their designs.  See their logo and business card below and CLICK HERE to see their Photo Album.