Career Day at the CalSERVES Summer Program
Over 50 students were able to explore this question at Taylor Mountain Career Day. Representatives from a broach range of careers, from a firefighter to a chef, a computer technician to an engineer, and even a video game designer...students were able to ask questions to find out more about these careers. The goal is to engage them in thinking about their future careers now and learn what education and life choices it takes to achieve these aspirations.
|Roberto Bonefont, Kenwood Inn & Spa|
|James Hallahan, Raptr.com|
Our video game designer James was popular with the students. He was able to share the development process with the students who craved for information on this exciting career.
|Cyndi Foreman, Central Fire Authority of Sonoma County|
Firefighter Cyndi talked with the students about what her days involve. She dispelled the myth that she is a police officer (despite the similar uniform) and talked about life at the Firehouse.
|Joseph Marrocco, Medtronic talks about his work as an engineer.|
|Trenton Schuttler- Team Logic|
Trenton volunteered his time to talk about careers working with and repairing computers. The students were amazed to learn how much this career earns.
Both students and their parents enjoyed the day, loading up with great information and goals for the future.
CalSERVES will introduce a new program in 2013-2014, CalPREP. The CalPREP program run by NCOE Community Programs will be in 40 schools across the State, including Sonoma and Napa, and will focus on mentoring to promote college and career readiness. The goals of the program are to improve academic engagement, habits of the mind, and college knowledge.
Thanks to the event organizers, Mimi Marrocco and Erick Rodriguez, our wonderful CalSERVES Counselors!
|CalSERVES Counselors Erick Rodriguez (left) and Mimi Marrocco (right) and Counseling Program Coordinator, Jeannie Puhger (center)|