Garza Hosts College and Career Day

May 26, 2017 – Garza Elementary School hosted its 7th Annual College and Career Day last week featuring local colleges and businesses. Representatives were on hand to inform and inspire the students to further their education and begin thinking about their career options.

Garza Principal, Teresa Arambula said, “We want the students to start thinking early about college and career choices, even before we send them off to Junior High and Middle School.”

Representatives from California State University, Bakersfield and Bakersfield College handed out promotional materials on the opportunities and benefits of a college education.  Several local professionals shared information with the students about their careers and answered students’ questions.  Students were able to interact with professionals from a wide variety of careers, including representatives from the Kern County Fire Department, Bakersfield Police Department, and the United States Marines as well as representatives from a local dance studio, talent agency, pediatrician, veterinarian, and a local design company.

Policeman demonstrating a K-9 exercise for the onlooking students.

Local policeman tests the handheld speed radar on a sprinting student.

Students get a close-up look at the “jaws-of-life.”

Students taking in the sights and sounds of College and Career Day.

Representative from a local dance studio talks about the career options involving dance and choreography.

Representatives from the Marines share the benefits of enlisting in the military.

Students take part in a dance competition to get a free T-shirt.

Students gather around the Cal State Bakersfield booth to hear about the benefits of a college education.


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