Imperial Valley College holds Career Fair

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Abdallah Alazhari, 17, collects information on different career opportunities
Abdallah Alazhari, 17, collects information on different career opportunities

IMPERIAL-Imperial Valley residents looking to expand their opportunities enjoyed a career day at the Imperial Valley College Thursday, October 9, as they visited potentials educational and job possibilities.

IVC hosted the event they held inside the campus gym. Colleges and Universities representatives displayed their information stands for prospective enrollees. Local businesses also joined in the Career Fair.

Local junior high and high school students packed the gym looking into understanding the job market in regards to their education choices. Some high school students filled out enrollment applications for the college or university that offered the most chooses for the chosen field of study, while other students contemplated the different opportunities.

Imperial High School senior, Jordan Elmore, 17, spoke about why he enjoyed the career fair “I think it is pretty awesome. You get to see all your options of where you can go after high school, I want to go to the Art Institute of California or San Diego State University.”

According to the IVC website, this event is designed to assist students in discovering a challenging career, and to promote the linkage between educational preparation and employment opportunities, and assist employers in attracting qualified applicants. Beatriz Avila an IVC Academic Counselor explained the reasons behind the annual event “one of our goals is to get students straight out of high school to attend college.”

Some of the colleges or business that had display tables were the Field Ironworkers apprenticeship union, So Cal Cement masons apprenticeship, USDA Hispanic Serving Institutions, California Department of Corrections, One Stop Business and Employment Services, IV Electrical Training Center, San Diego Christian College, Cal Poly Pomona, and San Diego State University.