FAIRFIELD — Solano Community College held a fun and exciting career education fair on Saturday at the college.
The fair had several components to it. It was a career fair with several booths from local businesses, including Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department, California Department of Corrections and the Workforce Investment Board. It also held an auto show, and the college opened its campus to potential students.
“We are here to help job seekers find careers,” said Shundra Norris, of the Workforce Investment Board.
Booths, including aeronautics, auto tech, cosmetology and the theater, provided information to potential students.
Students from the college theater program dressed in costumes and did their hair and makeup to show what the theater and cosmetology departments can provide students.
Adrienne Cross, dressed as a 1920s dancer, handed out brochures for the theater department.
“This is just a lot of fun,” she said.
The event started in the morning and ran until the afternoon with a variety of scheduled activities, including a drawing every hour for an iPad, a presentation from Financial Aid and a patient simulation with a demonstration from nurses on various scenarios.
The auto show had hot rods and an all-day photo shoot calendar fundraiser. The auto department at the school opened their garage, showing off cars that students had been working on and hosting a barbecue.
Gemma Catley is in her junior year at Vacaville High School and has already started looking for colleges.
“I’m looking into forensic science, but I’m not sure if I’m going to college or not,” she said.
Students from the Vanden High School Robotics Foundation brought robots for a demonstration in the student union.
Vanden High sophomore Ryan Lee is excited about his future in astrophysics.
“Robotics has taught me a lot about physics, more than any other class. I would love to work for NASA, but the major I want isn’t in any schools around here. I hope I can get into M.I.T.,” he said.
The day ended with an awards presentation for the car show and a final drawing for an iPad.
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