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Hands-on opportunity for Students to Explore Careers in STEM & STEAM

Hands-on opportunity for Students to Explore Careers in STEM & STEAM

Mar 9, 2014

Vital Link of Orange County announced that they will host the 2014 STEM and the Arts Career Showcase, in partnership with OC Fair Imaginology, at the OC Fair & Event Center on April 11th, 12th, and 13th. The showcase will be a collaboration of sponsors and exhibitors from the corporate, education, and non-profit worlds coming together to create an engaging, interactive career exploration experience for students emphasizing careers in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts. Vital Link provides hands-on, career exploration experiences for high school, middle school and college students, helping them carve out their own unique career path. Not sure what you want to study in school or what you want to do for a living, attend a Vital Link program and sort through your interests, get excited, and literally try on a career for a day.

This is a free event for students and families featuring hands-on exhibits, experiential workshops, speakers, and industry and education displays focused on inspiring middle school, high school, and community college students to explore, discover, and connect to their future careers. For additional information visit: &

Vital Link’s President and CEO, Kathy Johnson, reminds us that, “Youth today need to see the relevance of the information they are getting in school. Making the connection between what they are learning and how they can apply it to their life and future career is essential. Interactive exhibits, meeting the experts, college demonstrations, and opportunities to build their skills are only a part of what attendees will experience during the three-day showcase.”

The showcase will include: Vital Link’s hands-on career exploration exhibits (for design, engineering, environmental sciences, health sciences, and transportation), industry speakers, industry demonstrations and interactive exhibits, student science and engineering displays, an interactive robotics competition featuring student-built robots, alternative fuel vehicles designed by Orange County high school and college student teams for the 2014 Energy Invitational, digital media arts competition displays, a student-designed fashion show hosted by Fashionomics Live!, a movement workshop led by Tim Stevenson (choreographer for A-list musicians), community college exhibits, STEM-related nonprofit organization exhibits with information about internships and paid positions, a job recruitment area, live entertainment featuring successful young performers, and much more.
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Save the date  April 11-13 and we would like to invite you to come & explore future career opportunities at the 2014 STEM & the Arts Career Showcase.

What do you want to study in college or a career path you would like to take?

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