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Industry Technology Day for Hundreds of High School Students at Hartnell College

May 7th, 2008

WHAT: Industry Technology Day at Hartnell College on Thursday, May 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for more than 200 high school students invited from 10 area high schools, Mission Trails ROP, the Monterey County Alternative Education Department, and the Monterey County One-Stop.

This unique event will involve Hartnell faculty and their industry partners in introducing specific Hartnell degree and certificate programs and their related career opportunities through hands-on experiences and demonstrations.

WHO: Hosted by faculty from the Hartnell College Agricultural Business & Technology Institute, the event will feature Hartnell instructors and industry partners in math and science, ag business and science, welding, precision technology, drafting, diesel mechanics, health occupations, construction, and business. And more than 200 high school students.

WHERE: Throughout the Hartnell College main campus, 411 Central Avenue, Salinas. (e.g., welding area, diesel mechanics area, science laboratories, business computer labs, GPS treasure hunt activity around the whole campus).

WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHY: Because it showcases education being fun, because it features great high school students trying to learn about their futures, because it shows industry and education working together, and because photos and videos of fire (welding), medical dummies (nursing), students in hard hats (construction-touring the new construction on campus), and tractors will make a great news story!

CONTACT: Joe DeRuosi, tech-prep coordinator, for more information about the event and for guidance about where particular activities will take place. Cell phone (which he will carry with him on the day!): 831-595-5005.