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Diablo Valley College 2017 Summer Camps

Earn 1 unit college credit and 2.5 units of high school credit. For updated information and registration packets, please visit

Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing Summer Camp flyer

Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing – June 12-16th, 8am-4pm

WHERE: DVC – 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill CA 94523

  • Explore theory and practice, a blend of hands-on exploration, problem-solving, industry field visits, and expert industry viewpoints.
  • Learn about programming and robotics
  • Learn work ready essential skills and meet industry representatives

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Hospitality and Culinary Summer Camp flyer

Hospitality and Culinary – June 19-23rd 8am-4:15pm

WHERE: DVC – 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill CA 94523

  • Learn from successful industry professionals
  • Apply skills and knowledge in DVC’s culinary facilities
  • Experience the vast career choices in the Hospitality Industry

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Environmental Science Summer Camp flyer

Environmental Science – June 19-23rd 8am-4pm

WHERE: CSU East Bay Concord Campus- 4700 Ignacio Valley Road, Concord CA 94521

  • Explore topics and careers in environmental science
  • Learn about topics such as climate change, wetland ecology and water quality in the Delta region
  • Gain hands-on experience in the laboratory and the field!

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Business Summer Institute – June 26-30th 8:30-4:05pm

WHERE: DVC – 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill CA 94523

  • Hands on application of business techniques, skills and knowledge!
  • Learn to develop your own business plan
  • Work with industry professionals

Technical Arts Summer Camp flyer

Technical Arts – July 31-Aug 4th 8am-3:05pm

WHERE: DVC – 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill CA 94523

  • Learn through you own Technical Creation!
  • Experience each step of the process through a hands on approach to creating media
  • Experience the vast career choices in the Technical Arts Industry

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Los Medanos College Police Internship program

Police Services Internship Provides Work-based-learning Opportunities for Los Medanos College Students

During the first week of November, Antioch Chief of Police, Allan Cantando, visited Political Science classes and the football team at Los Medanos College to recruit for an upcoming internship, and also speak about local issues, life as an officer, and why career exploration is critical for future success.

Chief Cantando, along with Sargent Adam Deplitch from the Pittsburg Police Department, are participating in a Los Medanos College Police Services internship where selected college students can spend 8 weeks at a local station learning about various paths in the world of law enforcement. This internship is an ongoing partnership with the Pittsburg Police Department that Antioch recently joined, creating even more work-based-learning opportunities for Los Medanos College students.

Sargent Deplitch came to campus and did a special session with prospective applicants, encouraging skills like time-management and critical thinking. The two of them had contact with over 125 students total. In addition to creating an internship with the college and personally recruiting for the open positions, they both took the time to talk with students and make a connection to the community they serve.

Concord High School tiny house video

East Bay Students Learn to Build Tiny Homes

Under the direction of Construction Tech/Woodshop teacher Tom Trowbridge, Concord High School students have spent the last year building a 200 square foot tiny house. This unique project has given students the opportunity to gain life skills through work-based learning.

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Interview on NBC

Resurgence of Vocational Education Shows Public Safety Careers to U.S. Students

California high schools see career education making a comeback

The following article and photo appeared in the Jounal of Emergency Services (JEMS)

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) – There was an emergency in Room 14. Three girls injured, one with a broken thighbone and maybe something more serious. Snapping on sterile gloves and kneeling before the worst-off patient, two 17-year-olds went to work.


Interview on NBC

Getting Real-World Experience in High School

Regional occupational programs like Tri-Valley ROP offer students a way to earn money and college credit during high school. Tri-Valley ROP superintendent Julie Duncan and high school student Sophie Samii join NBC Bay Area’s Jessica Aguirre. Aired January 23, 2016.

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Welding Camp

Turning up the Heat in Summer Welding Camp

Allison wanted to do something different last summer and heard about the Welding Camp in her Art class. She liked working with her hands and thought she would try it. Allison loved learning to weld and liked working with Mr. Miner. Her favorite project was working on the barbecue she made in the photos shown. She was very proud and excited to show her family she made her own barbecue and planned to cook on it for her family when she brought it home!

"Thank you to DGI for allowing our students to participate in this program and to Mr. Miner for this unique opportunity."