Date - Location - Time

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000
Barbara Worth Country Club
Holtville, California

Educator/Employer Conference
"The Key: Building Community Connections"
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Sponsored by School-to-Career
Phone: (760) 336-2418 or 312-6572

Registration: $25.00

** Waived for UROG
Mail to: IVROP
1398 Sperber Road
El Centro, California 92243

R.S.V.P. Friday, Sepember 8th


The purpose for the conference is to bring employers and educators together to continue to identify effective strategies for integrating school-based and work-based learning activities. As our community moves forward with its strategic planning, the collaboration between public and private partnerships will be vitally important to our overall economic development. Everyone in business and education is invited to attend and participate. Please print, email, or pass this to others by Sept. 8th.


Special Guest Speaker :

Ms. Kathleen Harris

Kathleen Harris has provided technical assistance to over 500 schools in 25 states. She will discuss emerging research on knowledge, learning and their practical applications in the business world.

Keynote Speaker :

Dr. Federico Zaragoza

Dr. Zaragoza’s work has been published in national publications such as the American Vocational Association, NACO, and the Wisconsin Vocational Association. He believes that systemic employer and education connections are the key to effective local workforce development programs. Dr. Zaragoza is Vice-President of Administration for St. Phillips College in San Antonio, Texas. St. Phillips-Southwest Campus is a workforce development specialty campus and is the only One Stop Career Center located in a community college in the state of Texas.

For Educators

Education participants will learn strategies for developing cross-curricular lessons and projects that embed standards in a personally meaningful context, resulting in higher levels of learning. The model begins with standards in separate subjects and incorporates cross-curricular standards such as career development and SCANS.

For Employers

Increased learning abilities generate stronger and more productive employees, which in turn increase productivity. Employers understand that productivity is the engine that keeps business running and profits growing. But productivity depends on a steady supply of skilled and educated workers. This conference partnership provides the employer a chance to boost productivity by providing input to educators and increasing the skill level of Imperial County workers.

Guest Speaker :

Ms. Kimberly Collins

Ms. Collins is the Director of the California Center for Border and Regional Economic Studies (CCBRES) located at the San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus. The mission of CCBRES is to inform public and private decision makers as well as individuals in the region of demographics, economic, and social trends in the Imperial Valley and the western U.S. Mexican border region. The Center is responsible for the collection and compilation of trade statistics between California and Mexico as well as developing and maintaining an economic profile in the Imperial County.


   08:30-09:00    Registration/Continental Breakfast
   09:00-09:15    Opening/Goals – Rick Johnson
   09:15-10:30    "Nuts & Bolts" – Ms. K. Harris
   10:30-10:45    Break
   10:45-12:00    Hands-on activities
   12:00-13:00    Lunch & Dr. Zaragoza
   13:00-13:30    CCBRES – Ms. K. Collins
   13:30-13:35    Conference wrap-up

Carne asada buffet, ten cold marinated vegetable & pasta salads, fresh fruit platter, Spanish rice, pinto beans, flour tortillas, salsa, coffee & ice tea.

Continuing Education Credit is available for this conference from San Diego State University. Visit the conference registration table for details.


D O O R P R I Z E S!

**   Registration fees are waived for the following educators under the Urban Rural Opportunities Grant (UROG):
       Calexico H.S.,  Aurora H.S.,  William Moreno Jr. High,  Mains Elementary,  Heber School District.

If you have any questions, please telephone (760)336-2418 or eMail:
Deborah Harrold, School-to-Career Coordinator; or Alex Perrone, Community Employer Coordinator
1398 Sperber Road, El Centro, Ca.. 92249

Date Last Updated: Monday, August 28, 2000
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