Free Continuing Education and Career Showcase: Workshops Show How to Transition to Higher Demand Jobs

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Tips on finding and keeping great jobs plus personal enrichment will be offered at a free “Continuing Education and Career Showcase” from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 8, at the University of California San Diego, Price Center Ballroom East.

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“San Diego’s innovation economy creates and will continue to create good jobs, but people with the right skills these jobs require are increasingly in short supply,” says Vicki Krantz, chair of the UC San Diego Extension Academic Directors Council.

Tips on finding and keeping great jobs plus personal enrichment will be offered at a free “Continuing Education and Career Showcase” from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 8, at the University of California San Diego, Price Center Ballroom East.

“San Diego’s innovation economy creates and will continue to create good jobs, but people with the right skills these jobs require are increasingly in short supply,” says Vicki Krantz, chair of the UC San Diego Extension Academic Directors Council. “A big part of the solution for job seekers and those who want to advance in their career is to better align their education and training with the needs of today’s employers.”

Career and enrichment workshops led by UC San Diego Extension faculty will include:

4:45-5:30 pm

  • Preparing for a Career in Healthcare Information Technology
  • Career Management for Professionals

5:45-6:30 pm

  • Essential Skills for a Career in Healthcare
  • Improv Acting Workshop: Finding Your Funny Bone

6:45-7:30 pm

  • The Data Rush: Expanding Opportunities in Science and Technology Data Mining
  • Creative Careers in Photography: From Fine Art to Commercial Design

Panelists include industry experts from the fields of green/sustainability, acting and theatre, information technology, engineering, finance, healthcare, project management, adult education, and video games, as well as experts in career development.

Parking is free in the Gilman parking structure and refreshments will be served. Complimentary certificate registration (up to a $60 value) will be offered to showcase attendees. To register for this free event, and for more information, visit http://extension.ucsd.edu/showcase.

As the continuing education and public programs arm of the university, UC San Diego Extension educates approximately 56,000 enrollees annually, which translates to more than 26,000 students in over 4,900 courses. UC San Diego Extension is recognized nationally and internationally for linking the public to expert professionals and the knowledge resources of the University of California.

For the convenience of working adults, continuing education courses are held online or evenings and weekends on the UC San Diego main campus and two other locations: the Extension University City Center and the Extension Mission Valley Center.

About UC San Diego Extension
As the professional education and public service division of UC San Diego, Extension is focused on being a major catalyst for the continued economic, intellectual, and cultural growth of the San Diego and Baja California region. Core offerings include professional education and training, cultural enrichment, and regional economic solutions to 40,000-plus people a year.

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