Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mission Bay Students Explore Career Options

Checking into medical careers. More than 1,000 Mission Bay High School students were introduced to a variety of careers at a career-ready event, "If The Shoe Fits."

More than 100 local business and community organization representatives were on hand to speak with the students about becoming college and career ready.The event was sponsored by San Diego Unified's Office of College, Career and Technical Education (CCTE) to give students a look at a variety of professions.

“Different occupations require different skills and education," said Ralph West, Instructional and Community Development Program Manager. "Just like shoes, you’ve got to try them on to see if they fit so you can make appropriate decisions for future classes and post-secondary education.”

All industry sectors from California were represented at the event. Some of the highlights of the 35 interactive exhibits included the U.S.Marshall’s Office Explosives Unit and their bomb-sniffing dog, the UCSD Neuroscience Graduate Students who brought surgical gloves for students to wear while handing human brain specimens, the Mossy Automotive Group which provides student internship sites every year, the U.S. District Court, the California Center for Sustainable Energy, a 20-foot by 20-foot weather station depicting water shortage and irrigation education by the City of San Diego Water Conservation Program, the San Diego Humane Society, San Diego Fire and Rescue and San Diego County Hazardous Materials Division.

For more information, please contact West at or (858) 503-1747.