One of the classes we started this Spring term is our “Internship and Job Support Group”. I decided to create some additional opportunities for students to learn about actual experiences from individuals in various fields with a featured guest speaker for each class.
Speakers share their own individual story about their chosen career path with the hope that it might open the eyes of our students to experiences they might never have considered. The class takes place every Tuesday morning at 9 am sharp, with students excited and engaged during our weekly “career show and tell”.
The class offers our students the chance to learn about the perspectives of individuals of different ages and from various walks of life. Some of our past speakers have included a 40 year-old firefighter who joined the Los Angeles County Fire department at the young age of 21, the average age of our current student body.
Past speakers have included a film maker, a barber shop owner, a paralegal, a football coach, and a self-made entrepreneur. Some of the speakers we hope to include before the end of the term are an L.A. Times journalist, a policeman, and an engineer.