Santa Maria Sun / School Scene
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 13, Issue 32
A job hunter's paradise
Those in need of employment look no further: The annual Career Exploration Day at Allan Hancock College is on Oct. 19. The event will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon on the Santa Maria campus.
“Some of the best jobs today did not even exist 10, five, or even one year ago. And many of these new opportunities require some college, but very often, a two-year degree or less. This includes rewarding jobs such as nurse, firefighter, auto technician, dental assistant, machinist, and more,” college officials said in a press release.
Representatives from more than 50 companies—including employers from manufacturing, agriculture, law enforcement, the military, civil service, and the medical field—will be at the event to talk about their industry and the education required for employment. In addition, representatives from the college’s various academic and career technical education departments such as welding, public safety, nursing, business, culinary arts, and more will be available to talk about corresponding courses and career options.
“Our goal with this career event is to make sure our students and residents know that excellent jobs are available locally and beyond,” Luis Sanchez, associate superintendent/vice president, academic affairs, said in the release.
Community members, college students, and high school students are all invited to attend.
Attendees can go on tours of some of the labs at the college—including the culinary arts teaching kitchen, auto lab, and new science labs—and participate in harvest festival activities organized by the college’s viticulture/enology program.
Employers interested in showcasing at the Career Exploration Day should contact Lynn Mayer in the Career and Technical Education Center at 922-6966, Ext. 3374, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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