Work Based Learning Newsletter

Work-based Learning Update - February 2020

Here is your work-based learning update for February 2020

New Career Readiness Technician in WIN Center 

On Monday, February 3, we welcomed Elena Orozco as our new Career Readiness Technician in the WIN Center. Elena has over 10 years of experience assisting local residents with career readiness, resumes, interviewing, public speaking and job search Elena Orozcoskills. She has worked with service members in transiting them out of the military, Kings County Job Training Office assisting residents find jobs, and Kings County Human Service Agency helping residents become self-sufficient.  We're very excited to welcome Elena to our team and look forward to her involvement in the work-based learning efforts at West Hills College Lemoore.     

Elena Orozco 

Adventist Health Visits WHCL 

On Tuesday, February 25, Adventist Health's Talent Acquisition Team came and spoke with our Business Students during this month's Business Students' Pizza Party. The Talent Acquisition Team consisted of Katie Borror, a Talent Advisor, Sarah James, Adventist Healthanother Talent Advisor specific to the Business Department, and Clay Ipsen, Adventist Health's Business Development Director. After speaking with out students, Katie shared, "(Your students) are definitely one of the most engaged groups we have talked to, so compliments to your students!"  We're thankful that Adventist Health came to our campus and look forward to seeing them again at the end of the semester when they attend our WHCL Job Fair on May 1, 2020!               Sarah James, Katie Borrow and                                                                                      Clay Ipsen of Adventist Health

Guest Speaker for CIS Students
Robert Waggle, the Kings County District Attorney's Chief Investigator spoke to students in Tony Garcia's Computer Forensics Fundamental's class on Tuesday, February 25, regarding his work as a forensic investigator. Robert Waggle walked the class through a forensic investigation he conducted in Fresno County where forensic evidence that Robert collected helped convict a difficult perpetrator. The class was highly engaged and asked many questions of which Mr. Waggle shared his personal work experience as a law enforcement officer and as a subject matter expert in digital forensics.  He ended up staying for two hours answering questions as well as remaining for the instructional lecture about how to conduct a forensic investigation.

WHCL Job Fair Invitations Sent Out
Fliers for the WHCL Job Fair on May 1, 2020 have been shared with employers, students, and public entities. Invitations were sent out on February 20, 2020 to over 150 employers and since then we've had over 20 employers register for this event. We're very excited to see this number continue to grow in the months leading up to the Job Fair.

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