By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– On May 30th, the Victor Elementary School District held its 6th Annual College and Career Fair at Challenger School of Sports and Fitness. This event provided all of the district’s kindergarten through sixth grade students the opportunity to learn about the many career and education options they have available for their future. Over fifty community representatives from the Victor Valley lined the halls with interactive booths ranging from careers in sports, broadcasting, health, science, military, beauty, arts, and engineering to community colleges, universities, and college financial planning programs. The event was sponsored by TXI Riverside Cement, Inc., Lecomte Photography, Food 4 Less, Starbucks Coffee, Supercuts, and Papa John’s Pizza.
Top student career projects from across the Victor Elementary School District were also displayed. The multimedia projects included Google Drive presentations that students created on their Chromebooks, display boards, career books, persuasive speeches, community maps, and career dioramas. During the evening, many students from Del Rey Elementary, Challenger School of Sports and Fitness, Galileo Academy, Mojave Vista Elementary, Park View Prep, Puesta del Sol, and Village School of STEAM also presented their projects at the fair. “It’s so exciting to see how many of our students are forward thinking and knowing that no career opportunity is beyond their reach,” said Debra Blake, secretary of Educational Services for Victor Elementary School District.
The projects are the culmination of the students’ learning experiences in the VESD Careers Curriculum and K16 Bridge Program. These programs allow students to explore 21st Century Skills and research career and higher education opportunities. The curriculum and fair are aligned with the Victor Elementary School District vision: “ VESD is committed to inspiring purposeful learners who create their futures with confidence, curiosity, innovation, and integrity through engaging learning experiences in safe environments within a supportive culture.”