High school students from across six Washington State counties participated in the 5th Annual Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) Career Conference May 11.
Nearly 1,400 students from different school districts in King, Pierce, Thurston, South Kitsap, North Kitsap and Grays Harbor counties convened together to explore the multitude of different career options that technical education at CPTC has to offer.
“Technical education offers a direct pathway to exciting career opportunities for students,” said Janet Holm, CPTC Marketing and Outreach coordinator. “The conference is a practical method for all students to see first-hand how technical education can help prepare them for a successful career.”
The Career Conference offered students 26 different hands-on learning opportunities. Thirteen instructors conducted program workshops providing in-depth information about their degree and certificate programs. More than a dozen other faculty members organized interactive activities giving students an inside look at how technical training is applied in the workforce.
“The success of the Career Conference demonstrates how much educators and counselors understand the importance of technical education,” said Dr. Sharon McGavick, CPTC President. “It’s positive to see teachers and career counselors recognize that this is a real and viable option for their students.”
The Career Conference was developed by the CPTC Marketing and Outreach department. If you would like information on how your school, organization or business can be involved in next year’s event, please contact Janet Holm, CPTC Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, at (253) 589-5545.