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San Diego City College Celebrates National Engineers Week

February 2006

Under the sponsorship of the School of Math, Engineering & Technologies and the San Diego CACT, San Diego City College hosted an Open House for students and industry to highlight National Engineers Week. Engineering Faculty from Electricity, Electronics, Environmental Control Technology, Computer Technical Illustration, Manufacturing and Machine Technology, gathered in the quad, talking with students and explaining the challenges and wealth of opportunities in technology careers. An added plus to this activity was the participation of 12 local companies representing the best of San Diego's high tech sector: NAVAIR, Raytheon, GKN, Chem-Tronics, Jabil, Inc., Kyocera America, Remec, Qualcomm, Spawar, Delta Design, Goodrich Aerostructures, Solar Turbines and Continental Data Graphics. These industry representatives were very enthusiastic in their efforts to inform students of training requirements, of the rigors of the workforce and job opportunities in their respective companies. Several companies discussed current openings and encouraged students to apply.

During the week, three workshops specifically created for female students were presented: Introduction to Engineering, High Wage, High Tech Engineering Technology and a Panel Discussion Professional Women at Work. Women representing engineering and various engineering technologies conducted the workshops.

The industry participants saw considerable merit in this event and expressed their commitment to collaborate on future events promoting engineering.

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