(Eureka)—The Humboldt County Office of Education’s College Connect program is launching a new series of Zoom conversations for students and their families who are interested in learning about attending college called ‘College Chats”. The video chats with featured guests will be conducted Wednesdays from 12:00-12:45 p.m, starting this Wednesday, September 30. The series of discussions is being held through HCOE’s Education At Work program.
Students will have the opportunity to interact with the experts including Keith Flamer, President of College of the Redwoods, scheduled for September 30, with representatives of Humboldt State University’s Fisheries Biology department on October 7, and others have been added on the HCOE College Connect website, https://hcoe.org/college-connect/
Students interested should visit the site for program details and to easily register for the weekly College Chats. Early registration is encouraged.
Also new on the Education At Work initiative’s website is a “call for community members” to virtually participate with local high school students in classrooms to demonstrate a skill, talent, career expertise. The Resource Speaker database is a new online tool to help provide career insights to students in local classrooms. From “Becoming A CPA,” to “Youth Mentoring” the career speaker database is intended to be a community resource for local students from 9th grade through graduate school. Details about each local contributor to the database are available at https://hcoe.org/career-speaker-series-database/ along with speaker’s topic grade level suitability. Jim Ritter, Education At Work Outreach Coordinator said, “Both of these tools are excellent opportunities for students to virtually connect with educational and vocational people and talent in our own community.”
The Education At Work is a part of the Humboldt County Office of Education’s Community Connections for Career Opportunities.