March 19, 2004

Community Notes:

Parent Volunteers Honored by Sweetwater Board President

Consuelo Castro and Jacklyn Zavala are recognized for service to Southwest Middle

Two parent volunteers at Southwest Middle School were honored recently by Board President Pearl Quiñones for their outstanding contributions to the school and community.

Consuelo Castro and Jacklyn Zavala each received a certificate of appreciation and commemorative pin at a special ceremony at Southwest Middle.

Consuelo Castro and Jacklyn Zavala (holding plaques) are recoginzed by Pearl Quiñones (center). Pictured are parent volunteers at Southwest Middle School.

“We at Sweetwater honor and appreciate you,” Quiñones said. “Your contributions to the school help us better serve the children of our community. It is honorable work to be a volunteer.”

“This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all their hard work and to also let them know their efforts are appreciated very much,” continued Quiñones. “Our volunteers are a valuable resource at all our schools.”

Parent volunteers make phone calls on behalf of schools, walk the campuses to assist with supervision, help make copies and staff special events—some even assist with tutoring.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management to Recruit During Southwestern College’s Career Expo Week March 22-25

Chula Vista — The U.S. Office of Personnel Management will be one dozens of employers and recruiters participating in Southwestern College’s (SWC) 27th Annual Career Expo Week, taking place on the SWC campus from March 22-25, 2004. The event is free and open to the general public.

“If you’re looking for a job, this is the place to be,” said Michele Dawson, employment specialist/instructor at SWC’s Student Employment Services, explaining that this will be the largest job fair in the history of the College.

Career Expo Week: Get Ready to Explore...Get in the Zone, also sponsored by SWC’s Career Center, will feature more than 80 local and federal agencies that will be actively recruiting to fill open positions with their organizations.

Career Expo Week will feature several career opportunities and workshops. Among them:

• “Working for America”: Representatives from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management will be actively recruiting to fill positions with the federal government. (March 23 from 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Student Union)

• Criminal Justice Career Day will give job seekers the opportunity to meet representatives from law enforcement agencies at the municipal, county, state, and federal level and learn about career opportunities in this field. (March 23 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Student Center)

• Entertainment Arts and Technology Symposium: Eloise Bryan, Vice President of Universal Motown Record Group and Dennis Washington, Hollywood production designer and art director, together with other professionals from the film, radio, and television industry will be available to talk about career opportunities in the entertainment industry. (March 23 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Mayan Hall)

Career Expo Week will offer 16 workshops on employment-related topics to help job seekers land the opportunity they are searching for. At these workshops, participants will learn successful interviewing strategies, resume writing techniques, and many other skills.

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