They’re calling it “the ultimate road trip,” and there’s still time for educators and industry leaders to hop on board.
A limited number of seats remain available for the second annual OC Pathways Showcase, which will demonstrate how OC Pathways and its community partners are placing students on the road to sought-after careers in STEM-related fields. The Nov. 30 event will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin.
Along with dozens of STEM-related student projects, this year’s showcase will feature special presentations from speakers who know a thing or two about expeditions.
Virgin Galactic Vice President of Program Development Tim Buzza, who is responsible for managing the development and operation of the LauncherOne satellite launch vehicle, will field questions from OC Pathways students alongside his colleague, Virgin Galactic Propulsion Engineer Nicole Lewis. In addition, guests will hear from the creators of the PBS documentary series “Roadtrip Nation,” who have traveled the world to learn how individuals transform passions into careers.
Led by OCDE and Saddleback College, OC Pathways was initiated through a 2014 grant from the California Department of Education. Its mission is to unite educators and industry leaders behind the goal of equipping students for college and career success. OC Pathways now comprises 14 school districts, nine community colleges, multiple universities, numerous regional agencies and scores of industry and community partners.