Guest speakers from the culinary and automotive community visit our academy students throughout the year. From chefs and restaurant owners, to automotive bloggers and technicians, these industry professionals take time out of their busy schedules to lecture on work topics, teach a cooking class in the CAFE Kitchen, or demonstrate automotive techniques in the RACE Garage.
The Tech Theater class took field trips this year to the McCallum Theater and Palm Desert High School. The RACE Academy enjoyed a visit from Donald Osborne, well-renowned car appraisal expert featured on CNBC's "Jay Leno's Garage." The CAFE Academy hosted visits from a variety of guest chefs including the Sioux Chef Sean Sherman who plated a delicacy of acorn squash in the CAFE Kitchen.
Past guest speakers and participants have included COD Sports Information Specialist Brian Sylva along with guests from Wells Fargo Bank, Steven Shuey (Personalized Property Management) The Omni Hotel, and Robert Puentes from The Gorilla Cookie Company.
Business partners teach our students about careers, the world of work, entrenpreneurship, and other soft skills. We thank these and all of our partners who have contributed to the work based learning education for our academy and work experience students.
Left to right: Brian Sylva, Steven Shuey, Connie Golds (Desert Best Friends Closet).