In 2002, PETC
started out in New Hampshire high schools, before STEM was hip.
The P30,000 fine is small change compared to how much an unscrupulous PETC operator can make in a day, Olarte noted.
CCAA chair Leo Olarte called for the strict enforcement of the National Motor Vehicle Inspection System which, under the law, should lead to the closure of some 1,400 PETCs nationwide.
In the fall of 2002, Los Angeles County got its handheld ball rolling and sent five Technology Services consultants to palmOne's train-the-trainer PETC program.
Chavez's PETC team provided public school administrators with extensive handheld training.
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shares jumped over 43% on the news of the acquisition offer.
This wasn't the only bad news, as PETC
then forecast fourth-quarter earnings of 44-48 cents per share, short of the estimated 50 cents per share.
PETC also issued downside guidance for both the fourth quarter and 2006.
A check on sentiment indicators toward PETC shows that despite the stock's recent lackluster performance, option players remain hopeful.
has also had a tough year, falling nearly -50% to the low $20s from its January highs of nearly $40 per share.
Here is a synopsis of why APPB and PETC
have a Zacks Rank of 5 (Strong Sell) and should most likely be sold or avoided for the next one to three months.