Hundreds of youth expected for free Career Expo on Friday, April 27

  • April 20, 2018
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The 2018 Career Expo helps  teens in Monterey County  learn about career options and prepare for their future.  The Expo, offered free by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC) and Mission Trails Regional Occupational Program (ROP), will be held Friday, April 27, at the Salinas BGCMC Clubhouse, located at 85 Maryal Drive, from 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Hundreds of teens are expected to attend the event, now in it’s 11th year, which features keynote speakers, career panelists, personal and career development activities, and a professional Community Resource Fair.

This day-long event features industry professionals from some of the fastest growing industries of Monterey County, including agriculture, business and entrepreneurship, education and social services, health and wellness, hospitality, media and entertainment, military, public safety, science and technology, and trades and vocations.

The Resource Fair provides students a chance to meet working professionals, learn about different business and education opportunities, practice their soft skills (eye contact, handshakes, and distribution of business cards) and be treated as professionals themselves. Director of Curriculum Development & Evaluation Nikki Guichet said the Expo gives a face to industry professionals and to careers teens may choose in the future.

“It offers teens a chance to get one-on-one time with someone in their career of interest,” Guichet said.

For information on the Expo, or to participate in the Resource Fair , visit the Expo web page at or call (831) 394-5171, ext. 206.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC) has played an integral role in the community for over 50 years. BGCMC operates Clubhouses in Seaside and Salinas, providing a safe haven for over 600 children and teens a day with programs that focus on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, Good Character & Leadership. Club members are offered mentoring and guidance to maintain on-grade school progression, graduate from high school, and prepare for college and careers. Nearly 90% of the total budget comes from generous individuals, corporations and foundations. The Clubs are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. during summer and school breaks, and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. when school is in session.  Additional information is available at or via phone at 831-394-5171.