Laguna Beach High School will hold a Community College and Career Technical Education Fair on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Laguna Beach High School Library. Coordinated by guidance counseling secretary Rosalie Triggs and Capistrano-Laguna Beach ROP career guidance specialist Yvette Perez, the fair is designed to assist students and their parents in exploring diverse career and postsecondary education choices by providing an opportunity to speak to representatives from community colleges, technical education schools, companies and career organizations. Representatives from the Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation (LBHSSF) will distribute information about community college, trade and vocational institution scholarships.
“This evening is a great opportunity for students and parents to become informed about various community colleges and career technical opportunities,” said Perez. “Meet with representatives to discuss entrance requirements, timelines and costs. Explore degrees, certifications and job training from our various representatives.”
LBHS principal Joanne Culverhouse referred to the fair as “a very important evening for parents and
students to connect with local community colleges and explore degrees, certifications and job training for a variety of careers.” Culverhouse emphasized the importance of assisting students to become college and career ready. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our parents and students,” she added.
About 30 percent of LBHS graduates attend community colleges before transferring to four-year universities. Another five percent of graduating seniors choose to attend at technical, trade, fashion and art
Fair participants include: Academy of Couture Art; New School of Architecture & Design; Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School; Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM); Couture Academy of Modern Makeup Artistry; United States Army; United State Marine Corps; United States Navy; Irvine Valley College; Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation (LBHSSF); Orange Coast College; Regional Occupational Program (ROP); and Saddleback Community College.