Map Your Future Career Pathways Day

From left to right: Staci Lyons, Jose Lazares, Vicki Jeska, David Lemos, Marice Uy, and Georgianna Sassano.

From left to right: Staci Lyons, Jose Lazares, Vicki Jeska, David Lemos, Marice Uy, and Georgianna Sassano.

by Daniel Negrete & Megan Crossfield

November 7, 2017 was an exciting day for over 100 Calaveras Hills High School and Milpitas Adult Education students. Participants attended a Map Your Future Career Pathways Day, an event meant to expose students to careers in high-wage, high-growth, and high-need career fields. Presenters included, David Lemos from SamTrans, Vicki Jeska from Pharmacyclics, Jose Lazares from Intapp, Georgianna Sassano from Applied Materials, and Marice Uy from Tesla. Each presenter highlighted one of Silicon Valley Career Pathways’ five industry sectors.

David Lemos answering a student's question.

David Lemos answering a student's question.

Moderated by Staci Lyons of Invent Your Future, the panelist kicked off the event with a discussion about their workforce experience, the importance of education, and the skill set companies look for in candidates. Students then asked panelist questions about getting their professional career started and showed an interest in applying for internships with Bay Area companies.

Following the panel discussion, students broke off into groups for a series of sessions with individual panelist. As a finale, students shared how the Career Pathways Day provided them with insight on becoming successful in Silicon Valley, as well as, network with prominent professionals.

Georgianna Sassano talking with students.

Georgianna Sassano talking with students.

We would like to thank the Milpitas Unified School District for hosting the Career Pathways Day at their campus, Invent your Future, and the participants for taking part in the event. Silicon Valley Career Pathways, San Jose City College, and Metropolitan Education District are proud sponsors of the Map Your Future Career Pathways Day