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Wednesday, October 14
 

12:00pm PDT

Resume Writing for High School Students
Applying for a job can be intimidating, especially if you’re a high school student and have little to no experience with the job search process and have created a Resume. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to prepare and make this experience less intimidating. This Resume Workshop teaches students how to write an effective Resume even if you’ve never worked before, what information to include and tips on how to make your Resume stand out.

Speakers
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Ernesto Rivera

Project Specialist, Work-Based Learning, SDCOE
Ernesto serves as an industry liaison and project specialist for Work-Based Lerning activities for SDCOE's College & Career Readiness Dept. He joined SDCOE from the San Diego Workforce Partnership where he organized hiring and career events and developed internships for young adults... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT
Room A

12:00pm PDT

Careers in the District Attorney’s Office
Join us to learn more about the various careers in the District Attorney's Office. Participants will hear about careers in Information Technology, Media Arts & Communications, Legal Support, and Forensic Technology. This session is part of an event led by Grossmont College and students must register in advance here.

Speakers
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Erika A. Shadman

Program Coordinator, Grossmont College


Wednesday October 14, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT
Room D

12:00pm PDT

Forensics and Justice with Grossmont College
Participants can expect to view some exciting technology with forensics in action! They can learn about the classes and degrees offered at Grossmont College in a career technical education path of public safety and service including forensics, law enforcement, corrections, and security. Participants can use this knowledge to begin their college experience or discover a career that suits them.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Daniel Aragon

Caitlin Daniel Aragon

Forensic Lab Technician II, Grossmont College
Caitlin Daniel Aragon is the Forensic Lab Technician II at Grossmont College. She has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice graduating magna cum laude from San Diego State University as well as an associate’s degree graduating with honors in the Grossmont College Forensic program... Read More →



Wednesday October 14, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT
Room C

12:00pm PDT

Theatre and Entertainment in the Era of COVID-19
Scott Amiotte will present the approaches his department is teaching through the Google platform and will discuss the concepts needed to advance to higher learning or career placement specific to the theatre and general entertainment industries. A virtual site tour of the La Costa Canyon High School theatre and scene shop will be provided.

Speakers
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Scott Amiotte

Theatre Technician, La Costa Canyon High School
Scott Amiotte graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in theatre arts. Subsequently, he went on to found his own theatre company, was the Technical Supervisor at MCASD, and the Associate Technical Director for the Department of Theater at the University of San Diego... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT
Boom B

1:00pm PDT

Game Developer Video Series Part 1 - Darkpaw Games
Daybreak Games debuts its Game Developer Video Series with an interview with Jenn Chan, head of Darkpaw Games. Darkpaw is a San Diego-based studio under Daybreak that created and continues to develop the legendary massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs) Everquest and Everquest II. In this pre-recorded session, Jenn talks about the elements of game design, what it's like to work in the video game industry, and the skills needed to become a game developer.

Speakers

Wednesday October 14, 2020 1:00pm - 1:15pm PDT
Room A

1:00pm PDT

Building a Business Plan and Branding
Students will learn the fundamental basics of becoming an entrepreneur and how to develop a business plan. The activity focuses on finances and budgeting, product development, and lessons on how to build a brand. Students will come away with an understanding of the necessities tied to starting a small business.

Speakers
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Fred Sotelo

CEO, SD Craft Beer Distributors
Fred Sotelo is the CEO of SD Craft Beer Distributors and the Co-founder of Cerveza XTECA, a local craft beer. He has led several regional businesses in the energy, media, and marketing sectors and has served on multiple community boards and commissions at both the YMCA and the City... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room B

1:00pm PDT

Brain XP's System of H.O.P.E.
This presentation will mentally empower students to be ready for their career & life choices by showing them how to:
Build a Healthy Mind
Openly Share Struggles & Effectively Communicate
Create a Unique Toolbox of Positive Coping Skills to Manage Challenges
Identify their own Special Qualities to be Empowered to Self-Advocate
Students will leave with access to positive mental health videos, blogs, guides, music and an on-line community of their peers. Christine's presentation focuses on "Teens Helping Teens" to support each other - it includes exciting original music, fun free giveaways, along with a Q & A to address students’ concerns.

Speakers
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Christine Marie Frey

Founder, Brain XP
Christine Marie Frey (Christine XP) is an extraordinary rising teen mental health advocate. At the age of 12, she began experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and psychosis. At the age of 16, Christine XP wrote and self-published her autobiography "Brain XP: Living with Mental... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room C

2:00pm PDT

Careers in Manufacturing & Engineering
The San Diego & Imperial Counties Community Colleges invite you to an employer session highlighting the different careers in Manufacturing and Engineering. #MFGday: launched annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month. MFG Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders. This session is part of an event led by an external partner and students must register in advance here.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Rosas

Monica Rosas

Coordinator, San Diego & Imperial Counties Community Colleges Regional Consortium
Monica works for the San Diego & Imperial Colleges Regional Consortium where she coordinates work-based learning opportunities for K-12 districts as well as facilitates Professional Development events for K-14 educators and administrators. She studied at the University of Baja California... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Room D

2:00pm PDT

The Magic and Wonder of Science and CTE: Making Connections between the Classroom and Career through Hands-on, Minds-on Activities for Students
Be prepared to join this session as a student but to leave as a professional! Students will be invited to participate in an active, “hands-on” educational experience that will make learning come to life! Participate in engaging phenomena, practice your career skills to treat and diagnose patients, and take away virtual resources that will provide you with more opportunities to explore careers through fun activities!  Presentation Link: https://bit.ly/2H1ewqg


Speakers
avatar for Darci Kimball

Darci Kimball

Science Teacher, Sweetwater Union HS District
As an educator for nearly 20 years, Darci has followed a passion for making Science lessons relevant and authentic for her students by implementing lessons that are content- and career-driven. Currently a Biotechnology and Medical Anatomy & Physiology Teacher at Castle Park High School... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Room A

2:00pm PDT

Social Injustice Series: Part 3, Restorative Justice
Have you experienced injustice? Unfortunately, everybody has. This session will focus on positive ways to overcome it. We need the voices of our youth to make change! This session is day 3 of a four-part Social Injustice Series led by San Diego County Office of Education and community partners. We highly encourage attendees to view the day 2 panel recording - https://bit.ly/34ww6MI - and participate in day 3 - “Transformative Social Emotional Learning Workshop” on October 15 at 2:00 p.m.

(This session will likely run over 1 hour.)

Moderators
avatar for Sonia Lira

Sonia Lira

Project Specialist, Work-Based Learning, San Diego County Office of Education
Sonia Lira has over twenty years of experience in K-14 education and workforce development. Sonia's role at SDCOE is to coordinate work-based learning and professional learning events for San Diego County schools. She has a Bachelor's in Psychology from San Diego State University... Read More →
avatar for Jason Shanley

Jason Shanley

Fire Captain-Recruitment Officer, City of San Diego, Fire-Rescue Department

Speakers
avatar for Wayne “Wes” Burleson

Wayne “Wes” Burleson

Founder, Prison Artist Guild
Wayne “Wes” Burleson has been an artist for over thirty years, and an “overcomer” his entire life. Faced with pain, regret, and sorrow, Wes decided to make changes to his life to include forgiveness, redemption, and second chances. His story has become one of survival at great... Read More →
avatar for Geneviéve Jones-Wright

Geneviéve Jones-Wright

Executive Director, Community Advocates for Just and Moral Governance
Geneviéve obtained a J.D. from Howard Law after graduating from the University of San Francisco with a B.A. in mass media communications. She obtained an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy in a one-of-a-kind program specializing in federal criminal defense from California Western School of... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Room B

2:00pm PDT

Virtual Animal Encounter
Students will virtually experience the wildlife and science programs normally offered at the Living Coast. This educational opportunity comes complete with an animal encounter and guiding worksheet. Students can ask questions (if provided prior to the event) and record their observations as they get up-close with one of our animal ambassadors.

Speakers
avatar for Living Coast Discovery Center

Living Coast Discovery Center

Director of Education & Guest Experience, Living Coast Discover Center
The Living Coast Discovery Center is nonprofit zoo and aquarium with animal and bird exhibits located in the Sweetwater Marsh Unit of the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge in Chula Vista, California. Permanent displays at the Living Coast focus on native animals and plants found... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Room C

3:00pm PDT

Keynote: Building Engagement and Hope Through STEAM Learning and Career Exploration
Ryan Rainbolt will share his personal and professional journey in discovering the impact that authentic, hands-on learning experiences can have on the students who need it the most. Through the art of storytelling, Ryan will describe how his vision has evolved for the most important role schools can play in the lives of the children they serve, and how his life’s work has been shaped in unexpected and magical ways.

Speakers
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Ryan Rainbolt

President, Garner Holt Education
Ryan began a career in education in 1997. Ryan was promoted to principal in 2010 and was assigned to Bing Wong Elementary School in San Bernardino where he remained for over seven years. The Bing Wong staff served neighborhood students who came from homes with an average annual... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Main
 
Thursday, October 15
 

12:00pm PDT

Job Interview Preparation and Network Development
Applying for a job can be intimidating, especially if you’re a high school student and have little to no experience with the job search or job interview process. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to prepare and make this experience less intimidating. This Job Interview Preparation and Network Development workshop teaches students how to prepare for and ace a job interview and properly develop an effective network to boost your career opportunities even if you’ve never worked before.

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Glasrud

Bryan Glasrud

Project Specialist, Work-Based Learning, SDCOE
Bryan Glasrud has been working with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) for seven years, six of which were part of the Juvenile Court and Community Schools. Bryan is currently a Project Specialist in Work-Based Learning in the College and Career Department of SDCOE, but... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT
Room A

12:00pm PDT

Dahlia Design: Stunning architecture, landscapes, and interiors around the world!
Learn about entrepreneurship and design from Dahlia Mahmood, one of the most widely recognized and sought-after interior designers in the world. Dahlia’s main goal is to share her knowledge with the youth of the world. Ultimately, with confidence, a pure heart and a driven spirit your dreams are attainable!

Speakers
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Dahlia Mahmood

President, Dahlia Design L.L.C
Dahlia Mahmood is one of the most widely recognized and sought-after interior designers in the world. From the ground up, she established Dahlia Design at the young age of 17 years old. She has built a successful top 100 design firm which has won national and international awards... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT
Room B

12:00pm PDT

Virtual Site Tour- AGC Apprenticeship Training Program
Go behind the scenes and check out Associated General Contractors (AGC) training facility. This virtual tour will give attendees an insight into the training AGC Apprentices go through and the projects and tools they use. AGC Apprenticeship Coordinator will also discuss the enrollment process and benefits of apprenticeships, as well as job and career opportunities.

Speakers
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Ernesto Rivera

Project Specialist, Work-Based Learning, SDCOE
Ernesto serves as an industry liaison and project specialist for Work-Based Lerning activities for SDCOE's College & Career Readiness Dept. He joined SDCOE from the San Diego Workforce Partnership where he organized hiring and career events and developed internships for young adults... Read More →
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Marty Anderson

Apprenticeship Coordinator, AGC Apprenticeship
Worked 40 years in the construction industry from construction apprentice to project manager, I have been the Blueprint Reading instructor teaching in the evening classes the Apprenticeship for 20 years.


Thursday October 15, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT
Room C

1:00pm PDT

Landscape Architecture Career Exploration
Students will be exposed to the software (including AutoCAD), hardware, and certifications necessary to be successful in the landscape architecture industry. The presenter, with over 16 years’ experience at Urban Arena Architecture & Planning, will explain his career pathway, the importance of finding internships with companies that will allow employees to grow within the industry, and the assortment of industry knowledge specific to landscape architecture including botany, site planning, construction, construction drawings, comprehensive planning, landscape design, and urban design. Too often, managers in the landscape architecture industry are finding that entry level, college educated interns are too far behind the curve in understanding specific software or possessing skill sets necessary to be effective in their roles.

Speakers
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Jordan Lail

Project Manager, Urban Arena Architecture & Planning
Jordan Lail is the Project Manager at Urban Arena Architecture & Planning in Costa Mesa, CA, where he has been worked since 2004. Jordan graduated from Mesa College in San Diego before attending California State Polytechnic University where he focused on landscape architecture.


Thursday October 15, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room A

1:00pm PDT

Social Injustice Series: Part 4, Transformative Social Emotional Learning Workshop
Students will participate in the "I AM Poem" workshop with spoken word artist and founder of Movement BE, Nate Howard. Movement BE is a mentoring group with a focus on utilizing poetry and spoken word to help students develop a projected voice. This session will wrap up the four-part Social Injustice Series led by San Diego County Office of Education and community partners. We highly encourage attendees to view the day 2 panel recording - https://bit.ly/34ww6MI - and participate in day 3, "Restorative Justice" on October 14 at 2 p.m.

Speakers
avatar for Nate Howard

Nate Howard

Founder, Movement BE
Nate Howard is the founder of Movement BE, a mentoring group with a focus on utilizing poetry and spoken word to help students develop a projected voice. Nate is a professional speaker, poet, educator, and social entrepreneur and founded Movement BE, a non-profit organization that... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room B

1:00pm PDT

Current Drug Abuse Trends featuring the DEA’s I Choose My Future Program
Are you interested in a career in public service? Learn firsthand from speaker “Rocky” Herron on what it takes to be a Special Agent in the DEA. You will also learn about the impact of drug abuse on the individual, school, community and the world. How will YOU choose your future?

(This session will likely run from 1:00-2:30 p.m.)

Speakers
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Rockwell Herron

Agent, Drug Enforcement Administration
Rocky is an active DEA Special Agent with 30 years of experience working in the United States and overseas.


Thursday October 15, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room C

2:00pm PDT

Essential Skills: Workplace Etiquette
According to labor market data, employers have the greatest difficulty hiring employees with strong essential (or "soft") skills, but how can students begin developing these skills before their first day on the job? This workshop will review the fundamental expectations of a professional work environment. It will also give students strategies for how to deliver quality work and develop a good reputation with their coworkers.

Speakers
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Alexander Becker

Program Specialist, WBL, SDCOE
Alex leads the CCR Team’s employer engagement and WBL coordination with San Diego schools. He is particularly interested in how humans identify their purpose and using that information to better prepare students for life after high school. Prior to SDCOE, Alex worked in the Los... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Room B

2:00pm PDT

COVID-19 Facts… for Students!
Are you confused about what your parents, teachers and the media are saying about the novel coronavirus? Why is it even called COVID-19? You will learn firsthand from the experts, Champions for Health, San Diego County’s contracted lead on community COVID-19 presentations. Students will learn how to identify symptoms, discover if your community is in a COVID-19 “hot spot”, see where the new testing sites are, and gain a better understanding of San Diego County’s Public Health Orders.

Speakers
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Andrew Gonzalez

Community Wellness Manager, Champions for Health
Andrew Gonzalez is the Community Wellness Manager for Champions for Health. He is the co-chair for the county’s TB Elimination Marketing and Communication Committee, Membership Chair for the Farm Worker Care Coalition, and leads the county’s community based mass vaccination flu... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Room A

3:00pm PDT

Keynote Panel-What Employers Want: Resilient Jobs and Traits
Hear from a panel of industry experts focused on resilient jobs and traits. This session provides an overview of what jobs employers continually hire for—despite economic downturns. Learn how to apply labor market research in course development and job-seeking strategies.

Moderators
avatar for Tina Ngo Bartel

Tina Ngo Bartel

Director, Mira Costa College
Tina Ngo Bartel is the Director of the San Diego-Imperial Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research (COE). Her research helps the community colleges design programs that respond to employers’ workforce needs. Tina is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Scott Overcash

Chief Medical Officer and Principal Investigator, eStudySite
Dr. Overcash joined eStudySite in 2012 and is the Chief Medical Officer of eStudySite. He also serves as Medical Director and serves as a Principal Investigator at our La Mesa site. Dr. Overcash is a board certified Emergency Physician with over 10 years of clinical and research experience... Read More →
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William Santos

Aerospace Engineer, The Aerospace Corporation
William is a Senior Structural Dynamics Engineer at the Aerospace Corporation and a recent graduate of MIT and Boston University. Following graduation, William initially worked as an Engine Dynamics engineer at GE Aviation working on the design and manufacture of military helicopter... Read More →
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Lindsey Seegers

Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Kitchens for Good
As Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Kitchens for Good, Lindsey oversees all workforce training and education for the Culinary, Baking, and Foodservice Management Apprenticeship programs. Her work in education (learners aged 5-80) spans more than a decade, from elementary... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Main