With a goal to help students make the connection between their educational aspirations and the multitude of career options potentially available to them, College of the Canyons will host its first College2Career Day on October 9.
Featuring workshops, hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations by COC faculty members about various academic and career technical education (CTE) opportunities, along with representatives from four-year colleges and universities, this free event will focus on exploring curriculum-supported career paths.
Taking the place of the annual SCV College Day held at College of the Canyons in previous years, event organizers hope College2Career Day will provide additional focus on one of today’s most relevant student questions: “What will I do with my education and with my life?”
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“Many students enter college, whether here at College of the Canyons or at a four-year university, not knowing quite why they are there except for the fact that they know they need education beyond high school,” said Audrey Green, COC associate vice president of academic affairs. “Most students have not had a great deal of exposure to the world of work and the vast opportunities available to them. Our goal is to help students connect education to a career and plan for their future.”
College of the Canyons departments scheduled to participate in the event include: welding, land surveying, computer networking, electronics, EMT, fire technology, culinary arts, hotel restaurant management, water systems technology, photography, animation, paralegal and many more.
Highlighting the event will be a workshop created for high school students and their parents entitled “Many Ways to Win,” which focuses on the three major areas of life after high school: identifying a career, getting a job and earning a living.
Also included in the workshop will be discussions about success in the emerging world and how technology has changed the face of the American workforce, making much of the career advice that applied to past generations a moot point for today’s student population
Including five key tips which every parent needs to know, this pro-CTE and pro-college presentation will help parents and students learn what employers will be looking for and how to use the realities of the current/future labor market to their advantage.
The College of the Canyons College2Career Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, on the College of the Canyons Valencia campus.
For more information about the College of the Canyons College2Career day call (661) 362-5479.