Herzing University–Toledo to hosts Latino Career Day
On Friday, March 1, 2013, 9:30AM to noon, Herzing University-Toledo hosts this year’s Latino Career Day in conjunction with Toledo Public Schools. Approximately 150 TPS high school students will be exposed to a variety of careers through presentations delivered by local Latino professionals. Among the career fields represented will be firefighter, police officer, lawyer, government official, graphic designer, skilled trades, health care, educator, and business owner/entrepreneur.
“While we reach out to all segments of the Northwest Ohio community, this is a special opportunity to directly reach an underserved population of students,” said Herzing University- Toledo Campus President Greg Guzmán, a Toledo native and the region’s only Latino campus president. “The sooner and more often we expose kids to potential careers, the bigger the impact we can have on their futures.”
Many of these career fields match up well with the areas of study available at Herzing University- Toledo, located at Hill and Reynolds Streets, which include public safety, technology, business, health care, and graphic design. The idea behind such an event is to expose students to available careers so they might make education decisions related to preparing for a career of interest. Such events can encourage completion of a diploma and post-secondary education and combat a long-standing high school drop-out rate among Latinos.