Rowland Unified School District

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Business Leaders Teach High School Students How to Network at "Connections to the Future Event"


What: Business and community leaders in the San Gabriel Valley help high school students learn how to “network” and practice their presentations skills by attending the “Connections to the Future” luncheon event this Wednesday, November 9, 2011 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Nogales High School. Organized and facilitated by senior students in the Career Certification Program at both Nogales and Rowland High Schools, the event teaches students professional networking and employment skills as they interact with 200 business leaders. The Connections to the Future event showcases the award-winning Career Pathways Certification Program of the Rowland Unified School District. The program prepares high school students for college and the workforce with real-world experience in six different industry pathways: Arts & Communications, Business, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health & Medical Services, Public & Human Services, and Technology. Every high school student in the Rowland Unified School District must choose a career pathway and take credits to graduate. Students can earn a specialized certificate in one of the pathways by completing courses and an internship in their field of interest. The Connections to the Future Luncheon features keynote speaker Ronnie Kovach, a successful business leader who will share his dedication to promoting a holistic approach to career skills and personal life – striving to cultivate efficiency, ethics and sustainable success.


Where: Nogales High School Gym - 401 S. Nogales Street, La Puente 91744

Contact: Gina Ward (626)854-8352 or cell (626)217-2572           

The Rowland Unified School District is proud of its National Blue Ribbon Schools, California Distinguished Schools and four International Baccalaureate World Schools. The District serves 16,000 students at 20 elementary, K-8, and secondary schools in the communities of Rowland Heights, Walnut, La Puente, City of Industry, and West Covina. Permits allow students from other communities to attend our schools. More than 5,000 adults (16+) are also served by Rowland Adult and Community Education. For more information, visit

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