Mt. San Jacinto College to launch mobile career center

 

Last updated 2/9/2019 at 1:19pm

Courtesy of Mt. San Jacinto College

The Mt. San Jacinto College Mobile Career Center, featuring 14 computer stations, will travel throughout the college district and attend various events to help people learn new skills and succeed in today's workforce.

The Mt. San Jacinto College Career Education Office will unveil its new MSJC Mobile Career Center at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at its Menifee Valley Campus, and at noon Thursday, Feb. 14, at its San Jacinto Campus.

The public is invited to attend both events to celebrate the debut of the new Mobile Career Center, an educational vehicle that will travel throughout the Mt. San Jacinto Community College District.

Featuring 14 computer stations and an interview station, the Mobile Career Center will visit schools and job fairs, participate in community parades, and provide community workshops such as resume writing and interview skills. College officials will also collaborate with local agencies such as the Economic Development Coalition to attend various regional conferences, meetings and trade shows.

"Whether you're at Mt. San Jacinto College to get a certificate, upgrade your skills or start a new career, MSJC Career Education is here to help you succeed," said Joyce Johnson, Executive Dean of Instruction. "The Mobile Career Center is a logical next step that enables us to send our knowledgeable resources out into our communities to help people further their education or prepare to land their next job. MSJC will be there to help them succeed and thrive in today's workforce."


The Strong Workforce Program provided about $300,000 in funding for the Mobile Career Center.

Guests at the Menifee Valley Campus event on Feb. 12 are also welcome to tour the MSJC Eagle MakerSpace, which features 18 3D printers, a biotech cell culture lab, a laser engraver, a 3D scanner, and hand tools.

The MakerSpace, also created with Strong Workforce Funding, has become very popular among students, staff, and faculty at the Menifee Valley Campus, MakerSpace Specialist Hal Edghill said.

"We've developed a nice community in here," Edghill said of the Eagle MakerSpace. "Students interact, they assist each other, they volunteer. It's just become a great space of organic interaction. "We've also seen a lot of participation from faculty, who are sending students in here, whether they're studying engineering, math, English, you name it. They're really enjoying it and getting really creative learning new skills."

For more information about the Mobile Career Center or Eagle MakerSpace, contact MSJC Director of Career & Workforce Development Avante Simmons at (951) 639-5438 or [email protected]

 

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