DOWNEY – With the district’s vision to graduate all students both college and career ready, Warren High School hosted a Career Fair last Thursday, where over 60 different industry professionals were in attendance.
These professionals represented various fields and were accessible to the nearly 700 students and parents who attended, providing them an opportunity for face-to-face interaction with each.
The career fields present ranged from engineering and construction, to advertising and fashion design.
Some of the organizations in attendance included: Boeing Company, Chevron, Century 21: My Real Estate Co., CA Department of Conservation, California Highway Patrol, Couture Salon & Spa, Art Institute of California, RPA Advertising, LA County Public Health Laboratory, Bigge Crane & Rigging Co., Helix Electric Inc., Ironworkers Local 416, and Cummins Sales & Services.
“This event was a great opportunity for Downey Unified students to interact with industry professionals on a one-on-one basis,” expressed Downey Unified Board of Education member, Willie Gutierrez. “Students were able to obtain key information and ask industry specific questions as they begin to narrow down the variety of pathways that we have to offer through our MADE: A Career Initiative program [formerly CTE] and as they structure their respective futures post-graduation.”
Previously held last year during the afternoon hours, this year’s event took place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Warren High School plans to hold future Career Fairs in the coming years in the evening hours similar to this year’s fair in an effort to accommodate both the industry professionals and Downey Unified parents.