Copper Mountain College Held its Semi-Annual Career Academies

    June 7, 2012


    Last Thursday and Friday over 200 students from the Morongo Basin flooded into Copper Mountain College to participate in CMC’s semi-annual Career Academies.  The Career Academies provided students with a choice of eleven different career options so students could focus and learn about each career path, such as, child development, automotive technology and law enforcement.

    CMC had coordinators and students from La Contenta Middle School, 29 Palms Junior High School, and 29 Palms High School. Leading the Career Academies is CMC’s very own Melynie R. Schiel, Professor of Business, Economics, and Accounting & Division Chair, Career and Technical Education.  In addition CMC had current and former professionals in their respective fields including Michael Wilson, Chiropractor in San Diego, (Yucca Valley High School, Class of 2000) who completed his first two years of college at CMC.

    Along with career oriented activities, students participated in a workshop to discover the cost of living in order to better understand earnings and the difference that college makes in the pay they will earn one day.  The two-day event culminated with a Career and College Information Fair in the Bell Center.  Over 600 students and families attended the event to investigate career sectors and educational programs and services available through Morongo Unified and Copper Mountain College School Districts.

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