May 4, 2004
INFORMATION: John McElwain or Pamela Welden, (661) 362-3494 or 3245
College to Host VIA Business Breakfast
SANTA CLARITA College of the Canyons will open its doors to the local business community on June 11 when it hosts a business breakfast for members of the Valley Industrial Association. The event, complete with tours of the college for participating business leaders, is one of the VIA-In-Action Breakfast Series. The event will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and will begin with a networking breakfast in the colleges library. VIA members may attend for $5, while non-members will be asked to pay $15.
Employers will hear about and tour a variety of college departments and programs that offer benefits to employers, said Dena Maloney, dean of economic development for the college. It will come as a surprise to some attendees that we are offering biotech programs and clean-room training; we are providing new programs in the state-of-the-art solid-modeling arena; and that we are creating programs for the hospitality and security industries in response to employer requests.
Attendees will be able to choose from a wide variety of tours that include in-depth looks at the colleges Radio/Television/Film Department; manufacturing technology activities; biology and biotech departments; science facilities; and the on-campus Career Center. Tours of the colleges off-campus computer labs, solid-modeling and CNC equipment locations will also be available.
Pamela Welden, director of the Employee Training Institute at the college, is organizing the breakfast event. I am particularly excited about showing off the many exciting programs and opportunities that College of the Canyons can offer the business community, said Welden, and I hope that Santa Clarita employers will realize the many benefits of working with the college. Last year a local firm benefited from the creation of a successful radio campaign that was developed as a course project through our Radio/Television/Film Department.
Key faculty members will be available to answer questions about their programs during the tours. For more information about the VIA-In-Action Breakfast at College of the Canyons, please call Welden at (661) 362-3245 or Kathy Norris at (661) 294-8088.