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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Students learn occupation through military observation

By Cpl. Michael Iams | Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | March 27, 2013

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Daniel Vasquez, a civilian police officer with Security Battalion, demonstrates how to use a light detection and ranging speed radar to El Camino students interested in the law enforcement career field here, Oct. 30. The School-to-Career Program allows students to shadow experts in the career field of their choice.

Daniel Vasquez, a civilian police officer with Security Battalion, demonstrates how to use a light detection and ranging speed radar to El Camino students interested in the law enforcement career field here, Oct. 30. The School-to-Career Program allows students to shadow experts in the career field of their choice. (Photo by Natalia Nevarez)


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Michael Hevener gives students a demonstration on how to gather prints from a crime scene as a part of the School-to-Career Program event held here Oct. 30. The program gives students the opportunity to have hands-on experiences with various occupations’ and their day-to-day operations.

Michael Hevener gives students a demonstration on how to gather prints from a crime scene as a part of the School-to-Career Program event held here Oct. 30. The program gives students the opportunity to have hands-on experiences with various occupations’ and their day-to-day operations. (Photo by Natalia Nevarez)


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Sierra Andino, left, interviews Denise Rudy and asks about internship programs available to students at Palomar Community College. Andino is a student from Oceanside High School and Rudy the director of the Register Dental Program for Palomar Community College. The School-to-Career Program allowed Andino to get hands-on experience on what it is like to be a journalist.

Sierra Andino, left, interviews Denise Rudy and asks about internship programs available to students at Palomar Community College. Andino is a student from Oceanside High School and Rudy the director of the Register Dental Program for Palomar Community College. The School-to-Career Program allowed Andino to get hands-on experience on what it is like to be a journalist. (Photo by Mario Rodriguez)


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Students from El Camino High School learn about the law enforcement career field from military and civilian police officers at Security Battalion here, Oct. 30. The School-to-Career Program lets students choose a career and learn more about it by shadowing a professional in their working environment.

Students from El Camino High School learn about the law enforcement career field from military and civilian police officers at Security Battalion here, Oct. 30. The School-to-Career Program lets students choose a career and learn more about it by shadowing a professional in their working environment. (Photo by Natalia Nevarez)


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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --

Students from four local high schools learned about various career fields by shadowing service members and government employees here during their fall and spring semesters.

“This program was created to enable high-school students to find a career they are interested in and give them insight on what it takes to obtain and perform that job,” said Larry Rannals, the community plans and liaison officer here. “This helps them find out if that career choice is, or is not, what they want to do after high school.”

A list of the departments available are sent to the schools to create a roster of students going to each field.

“I have always wanted to pursue a career in the medical field,” said Bianca Moreno Vazquez, a senior at Oceanside High School while learning about tools and operations at a dental clinic here.

More than 20 departments on Camp Pendleton, from the base housing office to the naval hospital host students for this program each year. Many have been doing so for 18 years.

“Of the various sections we have, there are about 120 total career fields for the students to choose from and learn about,” said Rannals.

During their time here, the students are able to shadow Marines, sailors or government contractor’s work space and responsibilities in the job fields of their choice.

“Before I got there, I was only a little interested about journalism and photography,” said Chloe Streeter, a student at San Clemente High School. “After learning about being a journalist and what they really do, I am very interested in pursuing it as a career.”

Many of the occupational specialties available for the students range from graphic and video production exhibited at Base Combat Camera, to architecture and engineering presented by the Public Works Office.

“This is an excellent program which allows the base to give back to the surrounding community,” said Rannals. “This program is well supported by the command and allows service members and government employees to share their experiences with high-school students.”

Students are also able to shadow experts in their career field choice such as doctors, dentists and physicians at medical care facilities here.

“My experience here has me even more excited about pursuing a career in the medical field,” said Vazquez.

Rannals stated that there have been more than 450 students who have participated in the School-to-Career Program from the 2012 to 2013 school year making it just under 10,000 students for the past 18 years to participate.

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