IMPERIAL, Calif.- Imperial Valley College program directors, along with other career professionals from the valley, spent the morning telling students what they do. Students went from booth to booth gathering information they will use, not only to pick a career, but also educational programs available locally.
“Customs I found it a good career maybe after I graduate and the electronic class because I like to learn about electronics and other things” said Jose Quero, eleventh grade student at Imperial High School.
This is the fourteenth year Imperial Valley College hosts the Applied Sciences Expo. Participants from throughout the county are exposed to different career and educational opportunities. Imperial Valley College Dean of Economics and Workforce development, Efrain Silva says, this event is a good tool for students to develop an interest on what they may want to pursue in life.
“The exhibitors continue to come which shows us that there is a return on their investment of time for being here and exposing their industries and opportunities for our community.”
Student Aaron Equihua says he’ll be graduating high school soon and participating in the event gave him a better glimpse at his future plans. “For me it’s like the best route to go to so if I want to get a good job that pays well I can get any of these right here.”
Exhibitors were able to promote their services and interact with the young students who one day may become their future employees or members. Elveda Serrano, member of the IVC Business Club says, this is her second year participating and she sees the importance in the event.
“Not only because it helps them get to know what the whole imperial valley college has to offer for them but it gives them an idea of what they are going to do when they get here.”