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COOL career education for 7th-8th graders

In May, the Contra Costa County Office of Education is sponsoring its third annual “COOL Nite” to get the county’s 7th-8th grade students thinking about careers. You can register now.

Here are the details from a CCOE press release:

“Contra Costa County’s current seventh- and eighth-grade students, as well as their parents/guardians, are invited to a dynamic evening to learn more about their future opportunities in education and career, at the 3rd Annual COOL Nite (College Offers Opportunities for Life), on Friday, May 6, 5:30-9:00 p.m., at California State University, East Bay, Concord Campus, 4700 Ygnacio Road, Concord.

Presented by the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) and the Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD), this FREE informational program will offer useful workshops on how to be successful in high school, prepare for college, and explore exciting careers. Along with the workshops, there will be an exhibit hall featuring local businesses and college representatives for attendees to meet with and gather information.

To register for COOL Nite, visit For additional event information, contact Louise Barbee, CCCOE, at (925) 942-3480.”

As of right now, there are 396 tickets remaining. Do you think it’s important for middle school students to start thinking about careers?

Posted on Thursday, February 24th, 2011
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