Rowland Unified School District

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Business and community leaders can help high school students learn how to “network” and practice their presentation skills by attending the 23rd annual “Connections to the Future” luncheon event on Thursday, November 19, 2017 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 business leaders. Participants enjoy a complimentary luncheon. This year’s keynote speaker is EJ Carrion, Amazon best-selling author of “How to Create a Future and Stand Out When College is Not Enough.” He will share with students how to market and brand themselves during this difficult time of few jobs and many college graduates.

            *Business members interested in attending the luncheon and networking with students, please RSVP by November 2, 2017 by calling Vickie Burch in the School to Career Office at (626) 965-5975, x1572. (Nogales High School is located at 401 S. Nogales Street, La Puente, CA 91744.)

            The Connections to the Future event highlights the award-winning Career 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. Students complete courses and an internship in their field of interest. For more information, visit

            The Rowland Unified School District serves approximately 14,000 students in the communities of Rowland Heights, Walnut, La Puente, City of Industry, and West Covina. RUSD is proud of our award-winning schools, including 9 California Gold Ribbon Schools, International Baccalaureate World Schools, and challenging academic programs supported by the arts, activities and athletics. More than 5,000 adults (16+) are also served by the Rowland Adult and Community Education School. For more information about Rowland Unified, the community can download the free Mobile App for iOS and Android phones/devices, follow us on Twitter @RowlandSchools or on Visit or call (626) 965-2541.         
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