720 N Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

April 24 , 2019
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May Government Affairs Committee Meeting
"Opportunity Zones" 
w/ Neki Cox of the IRS and Michelle Geller from the City of Escondido

Escondido Chamber of Commerce
720 N. Broadway
Tuesday, May 7th
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Get ready for the May Grand Avenue Festival

Dog Contests, 
Creative Kids Corner,
Art in the Garden...and SO much more!

Sunday, May 19th
9:00am - 5:00pm

M ake plans now, and let us know if you need a booth!

April is National 
Humor Month
Palomar Health Foundation presents
Child Abuse 
Prevention Seminar
Tuesday, April 30th

North County Employers Internship Workshop
Wednesday, May 8th

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22nd Annual Mother's 
Day Home Tour
Sunday, May 12th

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Escondido Youth 
Media Festival
Thursday, May 16th

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The Longest Day to Benefit Alzheimer's Association
Friday, June 21st

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Hometown Hero Charity Challenge Competition
Saturday, June 22nd

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50 years of Lifelong Learning...

Our Coffee Exchange guest, Principal Brian Head, shared the rich 50 year history of the Escondido Adult School (EAS) which offers extended learning courses for job readiness, or personal development in creative arts, fitness and English as a second language. EAS is a relatively low cost alternative to the four year institutions offering job readiness courses as short as ten weeks.
Escondido Adult Education Principal Brian Head speaking with Escondido Chamber members about Lifelong Learning Opportunities and Job Readiness 

The cost of college continues to rise, leaving students with extensive debt and a degree in a field of study that statistically they will not remain employed in. The most recent statistic I heard was 17% of employees are working in their field of study.

A college experience is valuable as students experience independence, responsibility and the art of learning. However, college may not be the best option for all. Instead of accruing debt in exchange for a degree, there are many fields that pay well, offer on the job training, and require a much smaller investment such as a certificate. They also have a four year head start in the workforce over their college bound counterpart.

EAS, along with its consortium of Adult Education Schools in Poway, Vista, San Marcos and Ramona can provide training based on market demand. The ability to quickly respond to the needs of the region is fundamental to fulfilling the workforce deficits. One way that businesses can be involved is by offering internship opportunities.

Many of the career technical education classes offered through EAS require the students to perform an unpaid internship. Students who participate in an internship are covered for Worker's Compensation and liability insurance through the Escondido Union High School District during their internship hours.

If your business would like to participate in our internship program, please contact Maria Eidson, Career Education Advisor, at 760-737-8026 or  maeidson@euhsd.org


Rorie Johnston

        Chris Cochran, Marketing & Development Director

        Tina Inscoe, Membership Executive

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