Career Day at Mountain Empire High School

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.

Photos by Alyssa Burley.

Photos by Alyssa Burley.

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Call for Volunteers: Career Day at Mountain Empire High School

Project Cornerstone is looking for volunteers from the construction aggregates (and related) industries to participate in Career Day at Mountain Empire High School.

The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce has requested that Project Cornerstone provide information about the construction aggregates industry at its Career Day on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.  It will be an all day event; the exact times have not yet been released.

The Career Day will introduce 200 middle school students from Pine Valley Middle School and 400 high school students from Mountain Empire High School to various career paths and industries.  Ed Hidalgo, the Senior Director of Staffing at Qualcomm, has just agreed to be the event’s motivational speaker.

Project Cornerstone will have a booth with information about the construction aggregates industry and career options.  Students will filter through the booths and ask questions about the industries.  It will have a greater impact on the students if we have volunteers from the local industry (e.g., quarry operators, aggregate drivers and heavy equipment operators) be there to answer specific questions about what it’s like to work in the industry.

If you are interested in participating in the event, please contact Alyssa Burley at (619) 284-8515 or alyssa@project-cornerstone.org .

EVENT DETAILS
Event: Career Day at Mountain Empire High School
Keynote Speaker: Ed Hidalgo, Senior Director of Staffing at Qualcomm
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Location: Mountain Empire High School
3305 Buckman Springs Road Pine Valley, CA 91962