Grossmont-Cuyamaca Corporate College

Career Compass Summer Program

Explore SIX different career fields in four days!

July 8 to July 11, 2019 @ Cuyamaca College

Participate in hands-on workshops

Ornamental Horticulture: Did you know that nursery plants and cut flowers account for 71% of the crops produced in San Diego County? Agriculture has a 1.7 billion dollar impact on our local economy and employs almost 12,000 local residents. In this workshop, participants become plant pest detectives, learn about the nursery industry by propagating plants and discover what it takes to become an arborist by climbing trees.

Graphic Design: Graphic designers in computer and related fields are expected to have job growth of 24 to 26 percent in the next few years. Did you know Graphic Designers with universal design experience have increased job opportunities of up to 30% more than other related design fields? The web is coming alive, with animations, subtle movements, and videos becoming an ever-growing part of  modern web design. We will cover design, development and implementation of  web-based animation using basic coding techniques. Students will create common web animation projects such as advertisements and web interfaces.

Water Technology: The availability of water will continue to matter to human existence. 1,500 high-paying jobs will be available in the next few years and there are not enough trained professionals to fill those jobs.  Engage in water operations activities at a water training facility that is on the leading edge in training next generation professionals and while being exposed to the various career pathways in water and wastewater.

Automotive Technology: Careers in the automotive industry are not limited to fixing cars. Every driver needs to know how to maintain their car. In this workshop participants will be taught basic automotive maintenance and repair while learning about various career options in the automotive field.

Environmental Health & Safety: Entry level EHS Technicians work in a variety of settings ensuring the safety of workers, the environment and the general public. In this workshop, students will learn about chemicals that are hazardous to people and the environment and will participate in a simulated decontamination scenario.

Child Development: Opportunities in child development are expected to grow faster than average. Increases in legislation intended to improve the quality of education have improved the outlook for preschool teachers. In this workshop participants will work in partnership with college students to engage small groups of preschoolers in games and academic activities.

Connect with industry professionals

All workshops are taught by industry professionals. Hear from community college alumni currently working in the field during our career round table. Network with professionals and faculty during lunch on the last day – get your questions answered!

Uncover potential career directions

During the program, participants will take the StrengthsFinder assessment. A certified StrengthsFinder coach will conduct a workshop on understanding your strengths and how to leverage them in potential careers.

Learn about the certificates and two-year degrees that lead directly into careers

Participants will receive materials outlining potential careers, labor market information, community college program information and next steps. Parents and students interested in taking campus tours or speaking to college counselors will have an opportunity to do so. During the school year college staff will periodically provide information to students about programing and events, including the Promise Program.

This program is designed for high school students who will enter 11th or 12th grade in the fall.

Program Cost: $60 ($400 value) Program is limited to 55 participants. A waitlist will be started once the program is full.

Dates: July 8- July 11, 2019 (Monday – Thursday) 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Location: Cuyamaca Community College 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway El Cajon CA 92019

Questions? corporatecollege@gcccd.edu or 619-660-4742