What a great way to raise visibility of your business and give back to the students at the same time sharing the career path of your industry and any possible internship or job opportunities.
Reserve your table at www.YoungLeadershipAcademy.net/careerday and register on line.
We look forward to seeing you. Here’s to a bigger and better Career Day in 2015!
The event is schedule for:
Wednesday – April 15, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM (including set up and take down)
Marketing Table Fee: $30 (includes lunch and bottled water – $6 for each additional participant to cover lunch cost)
This event is sponsored by The American Canyon High School, Young Leadership Academy (yours truly) and the City of American Canyon.
Here’s a great article originally posted in the Napa Register on March 10, 2015 By Noel Brinkerhoff in regards to our upcoming Career Day and some great results from students and other business professionals there.
Take a few minutes to read it below
With statistics showing more than a third of all high school graduates choose to skip college and go directly into the workforce, Career Day at American Canyon High School has become a critical event for teenagers who want to get a jump on their future employment.
That’s why those running Career Day are hoping this year to attract more businesses from American Canyon and surrounding communities that can provide avenues for young people seeking work after they receive their diploma.
“What we need is more of the trade and vocational businesses to show up,” said Kasama Lee, whose Young Leadership Academy sponsors Career Day along with the ACHS counseling department and the city of American Canyon.
“A large percentage of high school graduates would like to start working right away [because] they’re not planning to go to college,” she added.
Figures from the U.S. government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics show 34 percent of recent high school graduates across the country in 2013 (the most recent available) did not enroll in a college or university.
Lee’s role in preparing for Career Day, scheduled for April 15, is to help recruit more businesses to the event, which has attracted 30-40 companies during each of its first two years at ACHS.
Participants have come from American Canyon, such as Eagle Vines Realty and Mezzetta, as well as from Napa, Vallejo and Fairfield.
In terms of sheer numbers, the turnout has been considered a success, according to Lee.
But a greater variety of businesses that can provide immediate vocational opportunities to teenagers is being sought for this year.
One example of what Lee would like to see more of is Corey Delta Constructors, an industrial construction company, which attended last year’s event.
The piping, welding and concreting work performed by Corey Delta can involve young people with only a high school diploma who understand algebra and geometry, according to general superintendent Steve Lopez. The company will apprentice teenagers when the right ones come along, he said.
Although Lopez wasn’t aware of any ACHS students the company hired as a result of last year’s Career Day, he hopes to return for next month’s event.
“It was a great experience, and time well spent,” said Lopez.
Career Day has also proven to be a real benefit for many students, including those who do go on to college.
Sofia Gasacao, a 2014 graduate now studying biological science at U.C. Davis, said, “Career Day gave me a better idea of the job opportunities that were offered in my community.”
Not only that but Gasacao, 19, wound up gaining a summer internship at Noah’s Ark Christian School, an experience she says was “extremely rewarding and enjoyable.”
She learned firsthand what it’s like to be in a “professional environment, especially working with people older than me.”
She also picked up some skills and certification, such as how to perform CPR, as part of her childcare duties during her internship.
Students aren’t the only ones who stand to benefit from being in the ACHS gym on Career Day.
Lee says businesses that participate get the chance to give back to their community and perhaps gain some new opportunities for themselves.
During the day-long event, participants get the chance to learn about the work of each other’s business. The schedule allows for owners and managers to not only mingle with students but with each other.
“For businesses, it can be a networking opportunity for them,” said Lee, and “the chance to meet other owners and connect and develop new businesses ties.”
“The difference-makers who are willing to give their time to be there, to give back, can also benefit [from Career Day],” she added.
Businesses that want to participate in this year’s Career Day must register by April 10.
The cost is $30, which includes lunch, a table, chairs and table cloth for each display.
Companies can sign up through Lee’s Young Leadership Academy website at http://www.youngleadershipacademy.net/careerday/.