Paso Robles high schools on Wednesday celebrated Career Signing Day for high school seniors.
“This is a celebration of students who are entering the workforce or post-secondary training with a plan,” said Jen Gaviola, Deputy Superintendent in charge of Career Technical Education. “They’ve chosen to maximize their high school opportunities for career training and industry certifications, with an eye on becoming successful and financially secure earlier in life.”
The school aimed to have students going straight into the workforce after graduation and representatives from their future places of employment sign letters outlining what they plan to do before and during employment.
The event follows the Skills USA event where over 100 Paso Robles students competed in career-based skills with the goal of qualifying for nationals.
“I would definitely encourage people to do this program because it helps you in so many different ways,” said student Mason Brown. “Like, you could get a job straight out of high school and not have to worry about college, even though I will be going to college to follow up some of my other career things.”
Brown will be working as an IT specialist but also plans to take classes at Cuesta College. He says he’d like to move into management some day.
For more information on the Skills USA program, go to the school district’s website.