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2015-16 Career Exploration Program Schedule

Please check on availability with Vital Link office prior to registering.

Santiago Canyon College Pathway Days

Pathway Day


Date: Friday, March 3, 2017 


Location: Santiago Canyon College - 8045 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869 


Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Cost: Registration, transportation, sub, and lunch cost INCLUDED

Click here to register 

Biotechnology Day


Date: Friday, May 19, 2017 


Location: Santiago Canyon College - 8045 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869 


Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Cost: Registration, transportation, sub, and lunch cost INCLUDED

Registration currently unavailable




American Career College Pathway Day

Date: Friday, March 22, 2017 


Time: 9:00am-1:00pm


Location:American Career College 


Registration currently unavailable





Performance Engineering - Energy Invitational

energy

The Energy Invitational is expanding its impact by engaging university, college, and high school students together in a performance engineering project requiring the use of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  This program model provides students with an opportunity to develop Emerging Technology Vehicles

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 


Time: 9:00am-1:00pm 


Location: UCI Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Click here to register 




Rescue Robotics Challenge

Date: May 20, 2017 


Location: UCI Aldrich Park 


Click here to register 




DMA Competition



Eligibility: Each teacher is eligible to submit a maximum of 10 students’ artwork

Deadline for online submissions is March 3, 2017, 5:00 PM

Deadline for hardcopies is March 17th, 2017, 4:30 PM to be submitted to the Vital Link Office (15401 Red Hill Ave, Suite F, Tustin, CA 92780)

Click here to sign up 

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Your Dream Career Competition

What career do you want to have? We’d like to know!

Enter your photo in the Your Dream Career Photo Contest for chance to win!

Grand Prize Winner receives: $300 & Statewide Recognition

First Place Winner receives: $150

Second Place: $50

Third Place: $25

Must be age 12 - 25 years old to enter

Describe your dream career in 200 - 300 words

Provide Name, Age, School and email

Deadline is March 3, 2017, 5:00 PM

Click here to sign up 

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2017 STEM & the Arts Career Showcase

STEM

Vital Link invites middle school, high school and college students to attend the 2017 STEM & the Arts Career Showcase, a collaboration of corporate, education, and non-profit sponsors and exhibitors coming together to create an engaging and interactive career exploration experience emphasizing careers in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), and the arts. The showcase, to be held in partnership with OC Fair Imaginology, is focused on providing students with opportunities to explore, discover, and connect to their future careers.

Dates and Times:

    (VIP Celebration - Kickoff Event) Thursday, April 20th - 4pm to 6pm
  • (Student Field Trip Day) Friday, April 21th - 9am to 3pm
  • (Students & Families) Saturday, April 22th - 10am to 5pm
  • (Students & Families) Sunday, April 23th - 10am to 5pm



Capacity: 1500

Location: OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Attendees: Orange County students (middle school through college) and their families

Cost: Please contact Vital Link for cost to attend on Friday, April 21, 2017; Admission on April 22-23, 2017 Free (Parking at the OC Fair & Event Center is $8.)

Included in the showcase:

  • Vital Link’s hands-on career exploration exhibits (design, engineering, environmental sciences, health sciences, and transportation)
  • Interactive robotics competition featuring student-built robots
  • Alternative fuel vehicles designed by Orange County high school and college student teams for the 2015 UCI Energy Invitational competition
  • Student-designed fashion show hosted by Fashionomics Live!
  • Movement workshop led by Tim Stevenson (choreographer for A-list celebrity musicians)
  • Industry demonstrations and interactive exhibits
  • Industry speakers
  • Student science and engineering displays
  • Digital media arts competition displays
  • Community college exhibits
  • STEM-related nonprofit exhibits with information about internships and paid positions
  • Job recruitment area
  • Live entertainment featuring successful young performers
  • And much more!

Field Trips: Teachers who wish to arrange a school field trip for Friday, April 21, please email Arantxa Guillen.

For information about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor: please email Arantxa Guillen, or call 949.646.2520.

Exhibitors Click here to register 
Educators/Students Click here to register 


Production Partners & Supporters: Bank of America, KSBR 88.5 FM, OC Fair & Event Center, OC Fair Imaginology, Orange County Workforce Investment Board, QBE, Saddleback College, Southern California Edison, State Street, and SunPower.