High School students get inspired at MSJC to enter Engineering and Surveying careers

The Dec. 5 Engineering/Surveying Day at MSJC attracted students from Hemet, Perris and Murrieta
About 150 high school students gathered at Mt. San Jacinto College’s Menifee Valley Campus recently to learn about careers in engineering and surveying and find out about the education needed to enter these fields.
MSJC’s Engineering/Surveying Day, held on Dec. 5, 2012, attracted students from high schools in the Riverside County’s Southwest region. They met with industry experts and four-year universities and participated in hands-on demonstrations with equipment used in those fields.
Lori Benson, Career and Technical Education Project Coordinator, organized the event. She said industry speaker Brian Fox from Cozad & Fox Inc told the students how he received his higher education at MSJC.
“It was such an awesome day,” Benson said.  “I love hearing the professionals share their expertise and passion for their careers with students who are eager to learn and excited about exploring career options.”
Students from Murrieta Mesa, West Valley in Hemet, Perris High School and the Santa Rosa Academy in Menifee participated in MSJC’s Engineering/Surveying Day. Industry speakers from the Riverside County Transportation Department, Spectra Precision, Cozad & Fox, Inc., Leica Geosystems, Lair Properties, Eastern Municipal Water District (Brian Raines) and CAD Instructor from Perris High and MSJC were among those who presented information to the students.
Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Baptist University representatives also attend to help the students.
Perry Albertson from Lewis & Lewis; Cyrus Medor, 1oth grade student at Santa Rosa Academy
Mohammad Naz, 11th grader at Perris High School; Perry Albertson from Lewis and Lewis; Lourdes Galindo, 11th grader at Perris High School
Presentation by James Yaccino from Leica Geosystems; students answering the question “What is a network?”