Written by Alyssa Burley.
On March 11, 2016, the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce hosted Career Day at Mountain Empire High School in Pine Valley, CA. Along with the high school students, sixth, seventh, and eight grade students from Campo, Descanso, Jacumba, Pine Valley and Potrero also attended the event.
After an inspirational speech from former National Football League middle linebacker Chris Washington, students visited booths presented by 22 companies in a wide-range of industries. Students were encouraged to ask questions about the industries and possible careers options.
Visitors to the Project Cornerstone booth learned about the local construction aggregates industry, various careers, education and training requirements, and the science behind concrete. Plus, students made their own concrete stars to take home. Project Cornerstone's Alyssa Burley and Jamie Metivier were there to answer questions and lead the students through the concrete activity.