We are excited to offer the following workshops for 2019:

Are You Ready for the Real World or Not?

What? Now I have to buy my own socks? Turning 18 doesn’t make you an automatic adult. Being an “adult” means you are emotionally, physically and financially equipped to face the day, every day. If you are not ready, what are you doing to get ready? Join us for an informational session filled with hard facts, resources and life lessons about being “grown up”.

 CARE-Credit Abuse Resistance Education

Now is the time to learn about finances, how to manage your money, and how to “just say no” to the short-term temptations to buy and do things you don’t need or can’t afford that often come with the use of a credit card. Now is the time to learn the lessons that will hopefully stay with you throughout your life. What you learn now may prevent you from being a victim of easy credit, living beyond your means, and help you to live a comfortable and debt-free life.

Careers in Technology

  • Speaker: Michanne Hoctor-Thompson, San Diego County Office of Education
  • Location: Business and Technology (BT) Building, Room 301

Do you want to find your career path in technology? Join us to learn about opportunities in the field and how creative problem-solving can prepare you. We will use “rapid prototyping” to demonstrate the skills needed to succeed.

City Scholars at San Diego City College

  • Speakers: Andre Jones and panel of City Scholars, San Diego City College
  • Location: Arts and Humanities (AH) Building, Room 421

This workshop will highlight the City Scholars Program at San Diego City College. The City Scholars Program is designed to support justice system impacted students transition to college. Discover your “WHY”. Hear about what you can do at San Diego City College. Learn about how college can positively impact your life. Listen to current City Scholars students as they share their stories and journey to City College following being incarcerated.

Developing a Career in the Arts

Do you like taking photographs, making music, or writing poetry? Learn about careers in music, theater, art, and photography from professionals who turned their passion into their full time careers.

FREE Education: Career Technical Education Programs at San Diego Continuing Education

Learn more about enrolling in our FREE courses and earning certificates that will help gear you up for employment opportunities! That’s right, all classes are FREE! We’ve got Automotive Tech, Culinary Arts, Fashion, Healthcare, and MORE!

How to Seal Your Records

  • Speakers:
    • Huy Betz
    • Stacey Shaner
    • Chelsea Daughters
  • Location: Business and Technology (BT) Building, Room 310

Workshops will be presented in conjunction with the Public Defender’s Office and Probation. This workshop will help explain the real-life consequences of your case. Learn answers to important questions like:

  • Will my court case interfere with my getting a job?
  • Driving?
  • Getting financial aid for college?
  • Voting?
  • Can I get my record sealed?
  • Get Your Questions Answered so You can get on with your LIFE!
  • Stop “Googling” – Ask the Experts

The “I Am” Statement

  • Speaker: Dennis Martinez, Former World & US Skateboard Champion
  • Location: Science (S) Building, Room 113

Thoughts are things. What we focus on, we become; what we resist persists. This is a universal law just like the law of gravity: what goes up must come down.

  • Thoughts=Identity=Action=Consequences 
  • “I Am” defines who you are 
  • “Who are you?”

Ikigai for All! Discovering the Right Career for You

Finding a career that you love, the world needs, you can get paid for, and that you are good at can be tough. In this workshop we will look at some tools to help you discover the many careers out there and some ways to figure which one might be right for you.

In Lak’ech: “I am you, and you are me”
An Intimate Dialogue with Individuals that Can Relate with You

  • Speakers: Armando Lomeli: MAAC/Nosotros Treatment Program and Panelists
  • Location: Science (S) Building, Room 114

This panel will provide the opportunity for attendees to listen to personal stories from men and women personally impacted by the criminal justice system. Panelist will share their narratives about growing up, unhealthy decision making and consequences (to themselves, family and their communities). Panelist will include individuals in various stages of reentry and recovery from substance abuse

Kids and the Law: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the Juvenile Justice System

  • Speakers representing the Superior Court, Public Defender’s Office, and the District Attorney’s Office
  • Location: Arts and Humanities (AH) Building, Room 417

This workshop will include such topics as navigating through the juvenile court process, the dangers of social media, the impact of drug and alcohol use, and how to help your child succeed on probation.

Life After High School-Why Going to College is Important

  • Linda Doughty, Cal-SOAP
  • Location:  Business and Technology (BT) Building, Room 307

What are my options after I graduate after high school? This workshop is intended to have a discussion about what you will need to do to prepare yourself for college and career so that you can prepare yourself for the next chapter in your life.

Navigating Your Digital Life… Technology is Just a Tool, How Are You Using It?

Jon Moffat has been educating people of all ages about Internet safety for the past 12 years and has presented to over 40,000 youth/parents/youth service providers in San Diego County. He is excited to be invited to speak about the latest challenges we face in the digital world, and what we can do to protect ourselves in the future. This workshop will:

  • Show you the challenges you face protecting your reputation in the digital world.
  • Give real-life examples of how powerful Social Networks really are, and what you can do to protect yourself in the ever changing digital landscape.
  • Have fun while we learn something…I hope to see you there

Preparing for Job Interviews

When it comes to interviews, preparation is the key to success. In this workshop participants will learn how to prepare for an interview—including research beforehand, how to dress to impress, and feeling confident answering difficult interview questions.

San Diego Promise Program: Want to go to College Tuition Free?

The San Diego Promise Program is a two-year completion program offered at City, Mesa, and Miramar Colleges. The program is designed to ensure students complete their educational goal whether it be to earn a certificate of completion and enter the workforce, complete an associate degree, or transfer to a university. Promise participants receive up to two years of free tuition and individualized counseling and guidance support.

Science in the New Millennium: Jobs of the 21st Century

There are many good paying jobs available that require a strong science background. People think that science is too difficult when, in reality, the concepts are understandable when applied to topics that are of interest. In this session we will talk about jobs in science and how/where to get the proper education/training. Many of these jobs are familiar to you (doctor, nurse, chemist, engineer), but there are jobs in robotics, computer game design, nutrition and drug counseling, automotive design and other fields that require a science background. We will discuss what these jobs pay, how to get the appropriate training and other questions you may have.

What is Your Passion and What is Your Purpose?

  • Jessica Nunez, Counselor, Juvenile Court and Community Schools
  • Location: Business and Technology (BT) Building, Room 312

This workshop will assist young adults ages 14-21 in exploring and discovering their purpose and passion in life. These students will complete various exercises and activities to help them search with in themselves on how to discover their purpose and passion in life.