News Release

California Community Colleges Partner with Employers on Retail REVEAL

 ​Event offers students job opportunities and knowledge in career pathways

 (Santa Ana, CA)—Retailers are joining community colleges from Orange and Los Angeles counties to provide students with information on long-term career pathways and job opportunities in the retail industry.  There are currently more than 1.9 million retail jobs in California with more than 185,000 firms.  In addition, the retail sector is expected to create over 137,000 new jobs by 2017.  The event is sponsored by the Doing What Matters grant through the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

What:  Retail REVEAL
A community event geared toward high school and college students to learn about long-term career pathways in the retail industry.  Activities include a job expo, career panel discussion, resume and interviewing workshops, fashion show and a college fair.

When:

Saturday, October 18, 2014
  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:

Westminster Mall
  1025 Westminster Mall
  Westminster, CA 92683

Why:

With an abundant job growth expected in the retail industry over the next several years, students are encouraged to pursue long-term careers in the sector with the help of California Community Colleges dedicated to matching their skills to industry needs.

Who:

Participating retailers include Macy’s, Starbucks, Target, JC Penney, Sears, Ralphs, Food4Less, Home Depot, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, and GameStop.

How:

For more information about Retail REVEAL, please call (714) 564-5520. To RSVP and enter to win raffle prizes link to www.retailreveal.eventbrite.com.

For more information about the Doing What Matters framework, visit www.doingwhatmatters.cccco.edu.

About California Community Colleges
The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 112 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more information about the community colleges, please visit www.californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu.

About Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College are public community colleges of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, which serves the residents of Anaheim Hills, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin and Villa Park.  Both colleges provide education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, and customized training for business and industry. 

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Contact: Judy Iannaccone

Phone: (714) 480-7503

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