CVUSD’s Career Night explores the future

CVUSD’s high schools hosted the virtual event “Focus on Your Future” on March 18 to help students explore and navigate their paths going forth from graduation. The event covered a plethora of topics including post-secondary planning, College-2-Career programs, the benefits of associate and professional degrees, financial aid and more. 

Nicholas Guerin, NPHS career education coordinator, believes that attending the event has many benefits for upperclassmen. “I think the timing is beneficial for students who might be on the fence with their plans for next year, especially seniors in that regard, and also for juniors who are just starting to really get serious about their post secondary plans,” Guerin said. “I think that having access to the program leaders in this format…and bringing everyone together in this way is beneficial so that we’re all on the same page moving forward.”

Professors from the community colleges in the Ventura County area spoke at the “Focus on our Future” virtual event during the Career Night on each of their specialties. Guerin spoke enthusiastically about the variety of programs offered at the local community colleges. “Each school has about ten to 15 programs and students can earn certifications and/or associate degrees related specifically to these careers. We’ll have about eight or nine different specialties sessions, including things like Moorpark College’s ‘Film, TV and Media,’ ‘Cyber Security,’ ‘Culinary Arts’ from Oxnard College and paramedic training from Ventura College,” Guerin said.