600 Tulare and Kings county high school students already registered to attend College and Career Expo


VISALIA – Getting into college or jumping into a career after high school is no easy task. It takes plenty of research and thought before putting pen to paper. Fortunately high school students do not have to go through the entire rigmarole alone. Instead next Friday, April 6, students are welcomed to attend the annual College and Career Expo.

Already 600 Tulare and Kings county high school students have registered. The expo will be held at both Visalia and Tulare College of the Sequoias campuses at 9 a.m.

The expo has been a Tulare-Kings regional event since 1992 and was held at COS for the majority of those years. A collaborative event between the COS Career Technical Education Programs, Tulare County Office of Education’s College and Career, Kings County Office of Education, and high school districts in Visalia and Tulare, the expo provides students with the opportunity to compete in both career technical and academic events, and to visit the COS campus for what may be the first time.

A complete list of competitions and locations are as follows:

COS Visalia Events

  • Anatomy
  • Automotive Technology
  • Basic Electricity
  • Best Agri-Marketing Career Pathway Demonstration
  • CNA Skills
  • Construction Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Cyber Patriot
  • Elevator Pitch
  • Internnect Design Lab & Build Studio
  • Fashion Design
  • Gas Co. Entrepreneurship Challenge
  • Hack-A-Thon
  • Health Careers Exploration
  • Job Interview
  • Medical Terminology
  • Public Safety
  • Small Engines
  • Social Media Challenge
  • Sports Medicine Skills
  • Tucoemas STEM Scholarship
  • Video Game Design
  • Video Production
  • Web Site Creation

COS Tulare Events

  • Agriculture Science Fair
  • Animal Disease Case Study
  • Architectural Design
  • Floriculture
  • Graphic Design
  • Meats Evaluation

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., additional activities will be held in the COS Visalia quad area and include exhibits, demonstrations, games and music. An awards ceremony will be held beginning at 12:30 p.m. All activities should be complete by 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call Thad Russell, dean of career technical education and workforce development, College of the Sequoias at 559-688-3027, or Lori Morton, Career Pathways Engagement Manager, Tulare County Office of Education at 559-733-6101. For more information, visit www.tkexpo.org.

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