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In the Spotlight

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Annual Career Conference to Attract 1,500 High School Juniors & Seniors

Activities include motivational speaker, career workshops, program displays, car show

LAKEWOOD, WA – On Thursday, May 13, the main Lakewood campus of Clover Park Technical College will host its annual career conference titled, “Take the leap, find your passion.” The event is projected to attract 1,500 high school juniors and seniors. It is free and open to the public.

From 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. students will experience a variety of activities, starting with a motivational speech from local Seattle comedian Kermet Apio.
Activities include:
* motivational speaker
* car show
* career workshops
* program displays
* program demonstrations
* financial aid information

“It’s a chance for high school students to participate in hands-on learning on a college campus,” said Janet Holm, outreach coordinator and career conference event manager. “More than 1,500 students have registered to attend, and most of our 47 training programs will be open, many with hands-on demonstrations.”

In addition to the program displays, career and financial aid workshops will be taking place as well as a car and bike show in front of the automotive building.

“This is a community event that encourages people to experience what it’s like to learn at a technical college,” said Dr. John Walstrum, president of Clover Park. “It is a demonstration of the wide range of programs offered in allied health, technology, skilled trades, and business fields.”

Visit www.cptc.edu/career for more information and to see a promotional video.
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