A career exploration day at Allan Hancock College will give employers an opportunity to connect with future employees and inform them about the specific training and educational needs of their business or industry.

The college will host its 11th annual Career Exploration Day on Friday, October 9, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Santa Maria campus. The outdoor event will take place in the Commons which is in the center of campus.

“The goal of the event is to expose high school and college students to career opportunities on the Central Coast and to make sure they know how to prepare for the careers of their choice,” said Nohemy Ornelas, associate superintendent/vice president of Student Services. “It also helps those still exploring career options to talk directly with employers.”

The last event drew more than 1,500 high school students, hundreds more Hancock students and more than 100 exhibitors.

Members of the public are also invited to attend at no charge. For employers and area businesses, exhibit space is free. For a $250 contribution, businesses can advertise in the printed program and display their banners at the event.

The deadline to register is Friday, September 18. To register, please complete and submit the the form located at http://www.hancockcollege.edu/careerexploration.

For more information, contact Lynn Mayer at (805) 922-6966 ext. 3374 or lmayer@hancockcollege.edu.