Entree to Employment is a series of industry-specific networking dinners, allowing students ranging from high school to community college and adult schools to meet and interact with local professionals, employers and educators from throughout Ventura County in a casual dinner setting.
These dynamic dinner conversations, hosted at California Lutheran University and California State University Channel Islands, provide a unique opportunity for students who are interested in knowing more about career paths within an industry to connect with professionals and employers. These conversations give students a forum to ask questions and learn more about the various professional and educational opportunities that exist right here in Ventura County.
Some testimonials from past attendees:
“You’ll meet real world changers – people that offer guidance you can’t find other places. It is an amazing opportunity to learn how to succeed on your path.” – Student
“I would encourage other students to give Entrée to Employment a try – you can learn to look at your goals in a whole new way.” – Student
“This dinner is an amazing opportunity to learn more about the industry and hear about personal experiences and get advice from various employers and teachers.” – Student
“The spirit of youth is contagious! It’s a life-changing experience.” – Employer
In the News & Past Entree to Employment Events
Entrée to Employment dinner at CSUCI in December 2016, featuring Agriculture & Natural Resources + Energy, Environment and Utilities professionals:
Pictured, L-R: Yvonne Gutierrez of El Concilio Family Services and Ernie Villegas of Villegas Public Affairs.
Entrée to Employment dinner at CSUCI in December 2016, featuring Energy, Environment and Utilities professionals: L-R: Anthony Lumino of OpTerra Energy Services, Fred Strickland of Corona Coastal Grower and Chris Sayer of Petty Ranch.
Event Series 2016 – 2017
|October 18, 2016||Business, Finance & Marketing||CSUCI|
|November 15, 2016||Health Science and Medical Technology||CLU|
|December 6, 2016||Arts, Media & Entertainment||CLU|
|January 19, 2017||Transportation, Aviation, Welding & Manufacturing||CLU|
|February 9, 2017||Information and Communications Technology||CLU|
|February 22, 2017||Education||CSUCI|
|March 16, 2017||Hospitality||Courtyard by Marriott, Oxnard|
|March 22, 2017||Architecture, Building & Construction||CLU|
|March 28, 2017||Agriculture & Natural Resources||VCOE|
|April 18, 2017||Public Service||CLU|
|April 25, 2017||Engineering & Energy||CSUCI|
All events require a reservation. Entree to Employment takes place from 6:00 – 8:00pm and are located at either California Lutheran University (CLU) or California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI).