4th Annual STEM & the Arts Career Showcase

Vital Link of Orange County announces 2015 STEM & the Arts Career Showcase, in partnership with OC Fair Imaginology. Hands-on opportunity for students to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, math and the arts to be held April 24-26 at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Costa Mesa, CA, February 20, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Vital Link of Orange County announced today it will host the 2015 STEM and the Arts Career Showcase, in partnership with OC Fair Imaginology, at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 on April 24th, 25th, and 26th. The showcase will be a collaboration of sponsors and exhibitors from the corporate, education, and non-profit worlds coming together to create an engaging, interactive career exploration experience for students emphasizing careers in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts.

Over 4,000 students and families are expected to attend this free event featuring hands-on exhibits, experiential workshops, speakers, and industry and education displays focused on inspiring middle school, high school, and community college students to explore, discover, and connect to their future careers.

Vital Link’s President and CEO, Kathy Johnson, reminds us that, “Youth today need to see the relevance of the information they are getting in school. Making the connection between what they are learning and how they can apply it to their life and future career is essential. Interactive exhibits, meeting the experts, college demonstrations, and opportunities to build their skills are only a part of what attendees will experience during the three-day showcase.”

The showcase will include: Vital Link’s hands-on career exploration exhibits (for design, engineering, environmental sciences, health sciences, and transportation), industry speakers, industry demonstrations and interactive exhibits, student science and engineering displays, an interactive robotics challenge featuring student-built robots, alternative fuel vehicles designed by Orange County high school and college student teams for the 2015 California Challenge, digital media arts student displays, Rising Stars of SoCal led by Tim Stevenson (choreographer for A-list musicians), community college exhibits, STEM-related nonprofit organization exhibits with information about internships and paid positions and much more.

Current sponsors include: OC Fair & Event Center, OC Fair Imaginology, Sunpower, QBE, SoCal Edison, Airwolf and American Career College.

To learn more about becoming an event sponsor or exhibitor, or to register a class field trip for Friday, April 24, please email marytran@vitallinkoc.org, or call 949.646.2520. For more information, please visit www.vitallinkoc.org.

About Vital Link of Orange County
Vital Link’s mission is to be the link between business and education to prepare students for the successful transition to a meaningful career. For students, Vital Link provides experiences, resources, and tools to assist them to identify their career options and explore, discover, and connect to their future career. For educators and businesses, Vital Link is the “go to” place for business and education to connect, bringing relevance into the classroom and helping to develop a well-prepared workforce. For more information on Vital Link, please visit www.vitallinkoc.org.
Vital Link of Orange County
Lindsay Ropchock
(949) 395-2165