Employers, colleges, trades, and summer opportunities for Alameda teens will be featured at March 23 event
Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and community partners will hold a Career Pathways & Youth Job Fair on Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, in the Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School gymnasium.
The event, which is free to all high school students in Alameda, is supported by AUSD, the City of Alameda, Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, Alameda County Workforce Development Board, KRA, and the Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth, and their Families.
During the event, high school students will have opportunities to apply for summer jobs and paid internships in local agencies and businesses, talk to representatives from the Peralta Community Colleges, and explore opportunities in vocational education. AUSD will also provide a Resume Help Desk for students and information on the district's Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. A list of the participants is available here.
The event is part of AUSD’s ongoing collaboration with the East Bay Career Pathways Trust (CPT) consortium, which has brought together 11 school districts, six community colleges, two Regional Occupation Programs, the Alameda County Office of Education, business partners, and professional development providers to reshape the East Bay’s K-14 educational programs. AUSD is currently strengthening and expanding its career technical programs at its high schools.
"This is our third annual Career Pathways & Job Fair, and every year it gets bigger and better,” said Superintendent Sean McPhetridge. "We are excited to provide students with this opportunity to find summer work and to explore potential careers after they graduate. I am so pleased to be able to collaborate with these amazing organizations to host this event for all high-school aged youth in Alameda.”
Noted Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer, “I am excited to see how this event has grown remarkably since its start three years ago. As word gets out about the annual career fair, It shows the strong bond between the business community and our youth, while providing students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience.”
Upcoming Board of Education Meetings
March 28, 2017 – City Hall, 6:30 pm
April 25, 2017 – City Hall, 6:30 pm