High School Students Turn Out for Career Exploration Day

Career Exploration Day 2022

Cerro Coso's Ridgecrest campus was even busier than usual on Wednesday, October 19th as the college welcomed 250 high school students from 8 different high schools to Career Exploration Day.

With only a few years left of high school, it's time for these students to get serious about college and start making plans for their future. This highly successful event is designed to give participants a firsthand look at why Cerro Coso should be their first choice. Our students are pushing the limits of what is possible to support their families and grow their communities. They are rising to the challenges before them and giving tirelessly of themselves so that they can achieve their dreams. They are preparing to dig deeper. They are preparing to reach higher. And most importantly, they are preparing to take flight. High school students explored all the college has to offer and were exposed to the wide range of careers available to graduates locally.

The day began in the gymnasium with a warm welcome from Cerro Coso President Dr. Sean Hancock and Outreach Director Katie Bachman, followed by a lively visit to college department booths, tours, food, and drawings.

In addition to receiving valuable information on how to prepare for college, students were given the opportunity to spend time interacting with CCCC's expert faculty and staff and asked career questions from area employers.

Cerro Coso students provided tours of the campus and answered questions about their personal college experiences.

The Career Fair portion of the event was opened to Cerro Coso students and the public to provide an opportunity for high school and college students to meet with representatives from various employers and learn about the different careers and vocations available locally.

“A huge thank you to Katie Bachman for her tireless coordination and to EVERYONE who participated and supported Career Day,” stated Vice President of Student Services Heather Ostash.

The sky is the limit at Cerro Coso. Take flight. Spring 2023 registration begins in November. Contact a college counselor today at (760) 384-6219.

Career Exploration Day 2022.
Career Exploration Day 2022.