Educators, industry leaders invited to attend fourth annual OC Pathways Showcase on Nov. 27

There’s still time for educators and industry leaders to be part of the fourth annual OC Pathways Showcase, which will take place at the Edwards Lifesciences campus on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Featuring student-led exhibits and two speakers from Edwards Lifesciences, the event will once again celebrate the collaborative efforts of schools, colleges and businesses to forge career pathways and establish work-based learning opportunities for students. This year’s theme is “Our Humanity, Our Technology, Our Future.”

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The showcase is expected to draw about 250 people and will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at 1 Edwards Way in Irvine. Attendees can register at

Edwards Lifesciences Vice President of Advanced Technology Jinny Lee and Executive Director of Global Corporate Giving Amanda Fowler have been tapped as the featured speakers and will field career-related questions from local students. Orange County Superintendent Dr. Al Mijares and OCDE Chief Academic Officer Jeff Hittenberger will also be on hand to deliver remarks.

Led by OCDE, OC Pathways connects educators and industry leaders to create navigable career paths and work-based learning opportunities for students in 15 distinct career sectors. The initiative was created in 2014 through a grant from the California Department of Education and now comprises 27 school districts and nine community colleges, along with scores of universities, regional agencies and industry and community partners.

For more information, visit the registration link or