College of the Canyons will host its second annual College2Career Day this August with the goal of helping students make the connection between their educational aspirations and the multitude of career options potentially available to them.
This free event will focus on exploring career paths that a college education can help students prepare for.
It will feature workshops, hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations by COC faculty members involving various academic and career technical education opportunities, along with representatives from a variety of COC departments.
“We want to provide information on our programs so students have a better understanding of the connection between their education and future careers,” said Audrey Green, COC associate vice president of academic affairs. “In order to make the best possible decision about their future, students and parents need an opportunity to explore all the potential career options out there to get a sense of the training and education associated with each.”
The College of the Canyons College2Career Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, in the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, located on the college’s Valencia campus.
Event organizers hope College2Career Day will provide attendees with answers and options to one of today’s most relevant student questions: “What will I do with my education and with my life?”
“Most students have not had a great deal of exposure to the world of work and the vast opportunities available to them,” Green said. “Our goal is to help students connect education to a career and plan for their future.”
“We want this event to be about the interaction between students and parents and our faculty,” added Green.
More than 26 College of the Canyons departments are scheduled to participate in the event including: athletic training, welding, land surveying, computer networking, electronic systems, EMT, fire technology, culinary arts, water systems technology, photography, animation, paralegal and many more.
For more information about the College of the Canyons College2Career Day please call (661) 362-5479.