Students at Arellanes Junior High School in Santa Maria participated in Allan Hancock College's Career Carnival on Friday.
The 7th and 8th graders got to meet with high school representatives about career paths to college and get a look at the different programs the college offers.
The students also participated in team-building exercises and observed demonstrations in film production, construction, welding, and more.
"It's pretty fun," said Ezequil Robles, 8th grader. "I got to experience some neat things -- went to the fire truck, that was pretty fun, we went to go see a bull. It's pretty cool."
"We really teach them about team work and just communication because those are the soft skills that they really need getting into a career," said Christine Espinoza, Career Readiness Specialist at Allan Hancock College.
This was the college's second Career Carnival event.