FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --Some students will attend college; others will go straight to the workforce. What are their job options? ABC30 airs a half-hour special on programs helping high school students go from the classroom to a career. Action News anchors Liz Harrison and Warren Armstrong host "Children First: Career Technical Education," Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 6:30PM.
Studies show only 25% of students who attend a four-year college or university actually complete their degree. Finding a career is crucial. This special includes a closer look at Central Valley Career Tech Night. Students weld pipes, operate cranes and get career advice from experts in a variety of fields. ABC30 visits a Madera County campus where students are computer experts. Watch Duncan Polytechnical High students train for medical careers. Meet Culinary Arts students who serve up tasty treats in Reedley. Explore a local Arts and Engineering charter school where 98% of seniors graduate!
Children First is a year-long effort focusing on the challenges, problems and opportunities facing our youth in Central California. The program shows how the average person can make a difference in a child's life and highlights local organizations that work with kids. The Children First campaign includes half-hour programs like "Career Technical Education," thirty-second public service announcements, and special stories on Action News. ABC30 thanks our partners below for putting Children First in the Central Valley.
CALIFORNIA CAREER ZONE
FRESNO REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM
VALLEY REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM
MINARETS HIGH SCHOOL
DUNCAN POLYTECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
4330 E Garland Ave, Fresno, CA 93726
HARMONY MAGNET CHARTER SCHOOL
CENTRAL VALLEY CAREER TECH NIGHT
ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS CALIFORNIA
UNITED ASSOCIATION OF PLUMBERS,PIPEFITTERS & HVACR TECHNICIANS
SHEET METAL WORKERS' LOCAL UNION 104
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL
Children First is sponsored by: