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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

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We’re changing lives – one dinner at a time.

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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.

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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.

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“The spirit of youth is contagious! Entrée to Employment is a life-changing experience.” – Business Partner

The Entrée to Employment Dinner in March 2016 featured professionals, faculty and students in the Health Science and Medical Technology fields at California Lutheran University.

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).

Thank You to Our Sponsors:


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