High school seniors learn education, career options at E2E Summit
High school seniors congregate on the Quad at Victoria College during Friday’s “E2E Summit: Employment to Education.”

About 350 high school seniors from across the area participated in Friday’s “E2E Summit: Education to Employment” conference at Victoria College and the University of Houston-Victoria.

Students from Bloomington, Calhoun and Victoria’s West and East high schools and Faith and Liberty academies learned about career, education and training opportunities at the conference-style event. Students were able to choose from 18 different sessions being offered. Each student participated in eight 20-minute sessions – four at VC and four at UHV.  The sessions were presented by a mix of business and industry partners as well as faculty from VC and UHV.

Che Cervantez, a senior at Liberty Academy, is taking dual credit classes with Victoria College and is on track to earn his associate degree in the spring. He said he then plans on attending UHV.

“This is pretty cool,” Cervantez said of the event. “I got to look at the different careers I was interested in – psychology, physical therapy and law enforcement. I learned about the different schooling that I will need.”

Kyle Weishan, a senior at Victoria East, said he plans on attending Penn State and then medical school to pursue a career as an orthopedic surgeon. Weishan said he came away from the E2E Summit with some ideas on what he will choose as a minor.

“I attended the Career Exploration session, and architecture and construction was one of my top three career clusters,” Weishan said. “Coming to this has given me some more options. It was fun. It opened my eyes to new opportunities.”

The event was hosted by GenTX-Victoria partners and sponsored by Victoria ISD, VC, UHV, Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent, Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Communities in Schools of the Golden Crescent and DeTar Healthcare System.

Che Cervantez
Kyle Weishan
Published: Friday, 28 October 2016

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