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High School Students to Get a Taste of Hospitality Careers

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Ventura County
Office of Education


April 10, 2019

For more information:
Dave Schermer, Director of Communications


High School Students to Get a Taste of Hospitality Careers
Media Invited to Join Students on Educational Field Trips

High school students from throughout Ventura County will get a firsthand look at careers in the local tourism and hospitality industry during the week of April 22-26. Ventura County Hospitality Week, presented by VC Innovates, is a chance for students to visit local hotels and restaurants to learn about career opportunities ranging from food preparation to event coordination to hotel management. Hospitality is one of the county’s largest industries and an often overlooked career option for local students.

The following high schools are participating:

  • Buena High School
  • Channel Islands High School
  • Chaparral High School (Ojai)
  • Moorpark High School
  • Newbury Park High School
  • Oxnard High School
  • Pacifica High School
  • Rio Mesa High School
  • Royal High School
  • Ventura High School

Members of the media are invited to join the students on their visits to local hospitality businesses, which will take place every morning between April 22 and April 26. If you would like to attend, please contact Dave Schermer at or 805-383-1922.


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About VC Innovates

VC Innovates is a collaborative endeavor bringing together educators, businesses and community partners to apply innovative approaches to the education experience, and seamlessly prepare future workers and leaders for the workforce. For more information, please visit


About the Ventura County Office of Education

The Ventura County Office of Education provides a broad array of fiscal, training and technology support services to local school districts, helping to maintain and improve lifelong educational opportunities for children, educators and community members. VCOE also operates schools that serve students with severe disabilities and behavioral issues, provides career education courses, and coordinates countywide academic competitions including Mock Trial and the Ventura County Science Fair. Learn more at:



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Dave Schermer
DIRECTOR of communications

Ventura County Office of Education
5189 Verdugo Way • Camarillo, CA 93012
Tel: (805) 383-1922 • Fax: (805) 383-1908

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