The Oakland Turfgrass Education Initiative (OTEI) sponsored a field trip to Metro on Thursday, April 10, 2008. Students from Elmhurst Community Prep toured the facilities, and received some golf instruction from Metro's teaching staff.
OTEI is a community outreach program for Oakland's inner-city youth. The OTEI program offers middle school and high school students the opportunity to explore the turf and landscape industry and the game of golf through field trips, classroom guest speakers,
internships, industry Conferences, after-school programs, scholarships, career and job fairs, golf outings, special community projects, agricultural chemistry and plant biology courses, and turf seminars for high school and college level students.