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Manufacturers, Educational Partners and City of Oakland Find Manufacturing Career Opportunities for OUSD Students

OUSD Students at a Manufacturing / Skilled Trades Education Day in 2017.

Manufacturers, Educational Partners and City of Oakland Join Forces to Highlight Manufacturing Career Opportunities for OUSD Students

Oakland – Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is partnering with the City of Oakland and Peralta Community College District to send 100 students from four High Schools on tours of local manufacturing businesses on Thursday, October 14, exposing them to potential manufacturing career choices after graduation.

25 students from each of the four high schools will visit two manufacturers in Oakland and Alameda that create products ranging from waste-water pipes and furniture to displays and underwater vehicles (yes, submarines). The businesses will highlight their innovative work and workforce (some of the businesses are hiring) while the City of Oakland and OUSD will be celebrating the partnership that is widening the pipeline from school to the business world. The manufacturer tours will be followed by lunch at Laney College and tours of the college’s Career Technical Education (CTE) classrooms.

The media is invited to see the manufacturing businesses in operation, how the City and OUSD are bringing together important partners to create career awareness and employment opportunities for young people, watch the students as they witness the work that could one day be their career, and talk to the students about what this kind of school trip can do for them. The students are from Madison Park Academy, Oakland High School, Oakland Technical High School and Skyline High School. Each school will arrive at one of the four businesses listed below at 9:00 a.m., then each group will visit a second business at 10:30 a.m.

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