CTE open house upcoming

Event for high school students

Los Medanos College is engaged in a new strategy to recruit students from local high schools into the Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs. These programs offer a two-year degree that provides students the ability to go straight into the workforce.
LMC will be holding a Career Technical Education Open House event Friday, Nov. 14 called “Career Focus Friday.”
According to Workforce Development Manager David Wahl, “Local industries are desperate for qualified people. The CTE programs are geared toward providing students a well-rounded education that is designed to prepare students for placement in a position right after graduation.”
LMC invited local high schools to participate in Career Focus Friday and will introduce students to the technical programs geared for the industrial workforce. These schools include Liberty, Freedom, Antioch, Deer Valley and Pittsburg.
Career Focus Friday will be an interactive hands-on event where students will explore the wide selection of the 16 different CTE programs offered at LMC. Groups of 15 to 20 students will tour four pre-selected CTE labs.
Administrative Secretary of Workforce Development Program Melina Rodriguez said, “I love working for the CTE program because we help students development a plan for their future. CTE is designed to provide students job placement after graduation. I am excited for the students attending to learn about all the different programs we provide. College can be expensive so we want to give students options to find good jobs.”
The event starts at 9 a.m. in the Recital Hall, which will start with a warm-up led by Nick Garcia, Lead Chair of the Drama Department. Guest speakers will introduce the students to the CTE programs and give students insight on what employers want out of their employees. Following the guest speeches will be guided tours led by LMC ambassadors. The day will consist of workshops and tours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lunch will be provided and served in the quad were students can visit tables set up with information about the CTE programs provided or they may also visit the labs not previously visited on the guided tour.
200-250 high school students will be expected on campus.
LMC is paying for a bus to transport the students to and from campus.
The Career Focus Friday Event is a closed event and will only available to the high school students attending.