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Monday, April 30, 2012

Career Conference to draw nearly 3,000 teens, Thursday, May 10


70 Years of “Students in Action” at 11th Annual Career Conference
Nearly 3,000 teenagers to attend career workshops, eco-fair, and financial aid workshops


LAKEWOOD, WA – Clover Park Technical College is opening its doors a little wider on Thursday, May 10, making way for almost 3,000 teenagers - celebrating 70 years of “students in action.”

High school teens are coming from King, Pierce and Thurston Counties and the Cities of Wenatchee, Bremerton, Rochester, Winlock, Shelton, Yakima, Morton, Carbonato, and Elma.

Thursday, May 10 marks the 11th annual Career Conference, put on to help teens think about post high school plans. “The event is designed to help students get the process started,” said Janet Holm, career conference organizer and outreach coordinator.

“Many middle and high school-aged students need to weigh their options now in order to see themselves in a specific career later,” said Holm.

This event accomplishes that.

From 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. students will experience a variety of activities including:

        Aerospace Fair
        Eco Fair
        Work First Open House
        Interactive Program Demonstrations
        Financial Aid Workshops
        Running Start Workshops
        Car Care Workshops
        Scholarship and Funding Workshops
        Test Anxiety Workshops
        20th Annual Car Show
        And MUCH MORE!

The event is open to the public.

Titled, “70 Years of Students in Action,” Clover Park will hand out career conference work books with planning worksheets. After the students fill out the worksheets, they are instructed to go to www.cptc.edu/pathway to complete the career pathway project. Many schools are requiring this to be turned in as an assignment, further stressing that planning for post-secondary education is critical.

“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/outreach to download the career conference workbook.

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About Clover Park Technical College:
Clover Park Technical College offers more than 50 career training degree and certificate programs in the areas of aerospace, business, computer information technology, construction and trades, health sciences, manufacturing, media, and personal care services.  The College also offers certification, online and distance learning, as well as continuing education courses. 
For more information call 253-589-5800, or visit www.cptc.edu/careers
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