Parents Head Back to School for Fall Open House

Parents Head Back to School for Fall Open House

Students and their families were greeted on Back to School Night by the Center for Career Services’ faculty and staff on Oct. 12, 2023. From how the program works to possible careers, parents gained insight into how the Center for Career Services operates and what opportunities it provides.

At the event, guests were invited to indulge in a light Spanish-themed dinner and a variety of desserts. This delicious meal was created by Culinary Arts students, who “have been working hard for the past two weeks to prepare for this event,” said Chef John Damiani, the Culinary Arts instructor.

Following that, families headed over to their students' respective classrooms to learn all about the wonderful programs. Many cosmetology students accompanied their parents and ecstatically showed off their mannequins, which happened to be styled using the latest techniques the students learned.

Throughout the campus, parents were found listening intently to instructors, who educated them about their students' chosen trade and how it will benefit them for years to come. Teachers spoke about their program, what is expected from students, and in some classrooms displayed projects their students were working on.

“I look forward to my students gaining a broader understanding and respect for the industry they are training to be part of in the future. That they will experience working firsthand in the field and not require supervision to perform a particular job duty successfully,” said Michael May, TV/Video Production instructor. “I hope that my graduating students continue their learning and gain more experience in post-secondary education and ultimately entry-level positions in the industry.”