Gain Knowledge needed to assist middle school students in exploring high demand careers and educational opportunities to prepare for these jobs of the future.
With the technology we have today, students are continuing to advance their skills in the computer arena. • In this presentation, we have taken advantage of that opportunity and now strive to educate kids about careers via the computer.
The IVC Campus Visitation • Met with David Gatewood, the Dean of the Career Technology Education Department at Irvine Valley College. • Michelle Scharf, IVC Counseling Department Chair • Elizabeth Weiss, IVC Acting Project Director/Counselor Career Technical Education
Discussed their Department and Career Pathways • Link to their website with all the information on Career Technology Education Pathways www.ivc.edu From the IVC Home (click above): first, Choose the “Academics” tab Next, click on the “Career Technical Education & Workforce Development” tab Then Click on the “Certificates” tab
Middle School Presentation • Presented a Career Pathways Exploration unit to our middle school students • Career Workshop Flyer: attached here • Career Pathways tool used: • www.driveofyourlife.org • www.cacareerzone.org
Guest Speakers who presented: • Sonya Bangston • Television Production Specialist • Irvine Valley College • TV Dept-PIO/Marketing • Bruce Franklin • Key Visual Effects Coordinator • Worked on the movie AVATAR
Sonya Bangston • She visited our middle school to talk about her specific career pathway. • The students then got to prepare with her for an actual video production interview with our next guest speaker: Bruce Franklin • The Students created over 50 questions and had Bruce choose 10 to answer for the interview: Questions attached here
Field Trip to Irvine Valley College • Our students attended a field trip to IVC where they had the opportunity to interview, in the actual campus studio, Bruce Franklin: Key Visual Effects Coordinator for the movie AVATAR
Bruce Franklin Interview • 3 students conducted the interview with Bruce • With the help of Sonya Bangston, 3 students were the assistant camera crew • Click here to watch the interview (unedited version)
Conclusion • Our middle school students really did rise to the occasion while working on this project! • At the start of their journey they did not even know what a “major” was. By the time they were finished they had jumped in full force and worked with IVC’s Television Production Specialist in conducting an interview with the Key Visual Effects Coordinator for the movie AVATAR. • The students received actual on-the-job training in two specific career pathways and enjoyed themselves while they did it!
Thanks/Credits/Acknowledgements: • Sonya Bangston: Television Production Specialist Irvine Valley College TV Dept. • Vincent Cooper: Television Production Specialist Irvine Valley College TV Dept. • Bruce Franklin: Key Visual Effects Coordinator for the movie AVATAR • David Gatewood: Dean of Career Technology Education - Irvine Valley College • Donna Lack: Counselor – Lakeside Middle School • Michelle Scarf: IVC Counseling Department Chair • Angelique Strausheim: Project Success Counselor Lakeside Middle School • Elizabeth Weiss: Irvine Valley College Acting Project Director/Counselor