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SCVNews.com | April 28: Annual Career Expo Returns to COC-Valencia | 04-23-2012
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Sure, you may have your own ideas on the matter, but have you ever wondered what your children might want to be when they grow up? What kind of a career do they desire? What kind of training will they need? Where can they go to get started down that specific career path?

If they’re like most kids, there really is no simple answer.

With so many potential choices out there, knowing how to identify which industries and career fields your child should explore can seem overwhelming.

Thankfully, College of the Canyons is here to help.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, the college will host the fifth annual Discovering Careers Expo, providing community members with a free career exploration event aimed at students of all ages.

Being held inside the COC cafeteria and parking lot 3, located adjacent to Pico Canyon Hall, the Discovering Careers Expo will feature a variety of interactive presentations and demonstrations by local industry professionals, along with a number of hands-on opportunities designed to let students explore different career fields by interacting with the men and women who perform these jobs every day.

Included among the list of scheduled presenters at this year’s Discovering Careers Expo are representatives from the following industries and career sectors:

·  Arts, Media and Entertainment

·  Building and Construction

·  Education, Child Development and Family Services

·  Engineering and Design

·  Fashion

·  Interior Design

·  Business and Finance

·  Health Sciences

·  Medicine

·  Information Technology

·  Manufacturing and Product Development

·  Marketing and Sales

·  Public Services

·  Transportation

“This event will provide students with a priceless opportunity to begin exploring, at a young age, what people really do after they’re finished with school,” said Adriana Estrada, COC Summer Institute coordinator. “All the tools and info they need to begin thinking about a future career will be provided, you just have to get here.”

For more information about the COC Discovering Careers Expo, contact Adriana Estrada at 661-362-3653 or adriana.estrada@canyons.edu.

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