Copper Mountain College Offers Career Academies

    September 22, 2009


    JOSHUA TREE, Ca – This past week as a result of a joint partnership between Copper Mountain College and Morongo Unified School District, Career Academies were held on the Copper Mountain College Campus.  140 students were in attendance throughout the three-day event.

    The Career Academies introduced young students to vocational careers accessible in the Morongo Basin.  This grant is a part of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s initiative for improving Career Technical Education.  The intent of the program is to engage students in the 7th and 8th grade in career exploration in hopes of keeping them in school.

    “Once again this was a tremendous opportunity for students to have a hands-on experience and career exploration in a vocational field of their choice,” Glenda Case, Coordinator for the Career Pathways Program.

    Over the three day period there were over 140 students who participated in the 7 career academies including; Justice, Allied Health, Automotive, Computers, Electronics, Fire and Leadership.  The students began the academies with a tour of activities at various locations throughout the Morongo Basin that related to their vocational field of interest. Friday was held on campus doing skill building activities.  On Saturday, parents attended workshops on Financial Aid, meetings with counselors, and review of the K-12 Bridge, followed with graduation and a barbeque.  

    For more information regarding the Career Academies or for general information on Copper Mountain College visit us at or call 760.366.3791.