March 7, 2017 > Castro Valley Health, Wellness and Career Fair
Castro Valley Health, Wellness and Career Fair
Submitted By Caryl Mahar
A highly successful Health, Wellness & Career Fair was held at Castro Valley High School on February 23, 2017. The event was jointly coordinated by Castro Valley/Eden Area Chamber of Commerce, Castro Valley High School, and Eden Area ROP, all part of the larger East Bay Career Pathways Consortium. However, it would not have been possible without the participation of the many presenters. We had approximately 40 local businesses and nonprofits in the field of health and wellness including Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health/Eden Hospital, American Red Cross, Alameda County Fire Department, Davis Street Family Resource Center and many more. These businesses hosted information tables where students could learn about opportunities to work, volunteer, and intern, and about living a healthy lifestyle. The fair included three Emergency Response Vehicles for our future EMT and First Responder students to learn and ask questions.
The event brought together the educational and business community to showcase health and wellness career pathways to over 1,800 Castro Valley students. Moreover, it stands as an example of Castro Valley coming together to support local students in partnership with educators, businesses, and non-profits.
The ultimate goal of the Eden Area Career Pathways Consortium is to prepare students for careers and further education, as well as instill workplace skills and ethics that enable them to compete successfully in the economy of today and that of the future.
To provide our students with robust experiences, the Castro Valley/Eden Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking local businesses/organizations that might be willing to be a guest speaker, host a field trip/business tour, participate in job shadowing or host a summer intern (paid or unpaid). If you would be interested learning more about these additional activities and how you can get involved, please contact the chamber directly at (510) 537-5300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.