CTE Industry Days

  • March 2021 Industry Day

    CTE Hospitality Industry Day Event.

    Thank you to the following Industry Partners:
    Vera Jacobson, Ed.D., Educational Workforce Consultant
    Ligia Andrade Zúñiga, SMUHSD School Board Member
    Jeff Littlefield, Chief Operating Officer, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
    Lisa Krone, Director of Human Resources, Ritz Carlton/Marriott Hotels
    Lisa Castellanos, Store Manager San Mateo, Whole Foods Markets
    Laura DeKelaita, Job Placement Coordinator, Skyline College
    Rindy Rodriquez, Field Recruiter, In & Out Burger
    Andrea Vizenor, Dean, Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development, Skyline College
    Emylene Aspilla  & Queena Lu, SFO  
    Linda Renteria, Casa Sanchez
    Brenda Fong, Mattson 
    Lena Nguyen, Junior Achievement

    March 2020 Industry Day

    Hospitality and Food Service Industry Day
    Wednesday, March 3, 8:45 - 11:15 a.m.  (async day)

    Health Sciences/Biotech Industry Day
    Wednesday, March 10, 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Arts, Media, & Entertainment Industry Day
    Wednesday March 17, 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Engineering and Architecture Industry Day
    Wednesday, March 24, 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.  (async day)


    March 2019 Industry day

    SMUHSD Brings 65+ Industry Professionals to Career and Technical Education Days in March

    In March 2019, SMUHSD's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs held three Industry Days to help students create roadmaps to their potential career paths. On these days, students heard talks from leaders in thriving industries, participated in mock interviews and had their projects and portfolios reviewed by professionals. The events featured professionals in the following industries:

    • Arts, Media and Entertainment
    • Hospitality
    • Engineering, Architecture, Energy and Construction

    Thank you to the professionals who gave students a window into their career paths:

    Arts Media and Entertainment
    Pamela Lorence, Forever Young Audiobooks
    Lisa Giglio, TheatreWorks
    Randy O’Hara, Hillbarn Theater
    Kevin Longa, Longa Productions
    Grant Rose, YouTube
    Michael Buffington, David Goodwine, Clarke Robinson and George Pafnutieff, all of Academy of Art University
    Paul Naas, Canada College Digital Arts
    Jeff Bartee, Photographer
    Gay Maxey and Ruth Ritchie, FIDM
    Bill Delzell, LightGrid Studios
    Don Donoughe, Donoughe Media
    Cathleen Pearson, former Advertising Executive


    Stacey Hawley, Flavor Producers
    Teresa Lindhartsen, Alana's and Sixto's restaurants
    Kathy Giannecchini, Bill Hontalas and Tom Hontalas, Louis' Restaurant
    Diana Schumaker, Griffith Food USA Inc.
    Ellen Olack, Fresh Approach
    Sarah Marotta, Beurre Pastry Shop
    Brenda Fong, Sneha Parab and Abigail Selya, Mattson
    Brittany Dunn, Saltwater Bakeshop
    Thomas Rhodes, Omni Hotel
    Rindy Rodriguez, In N Out Burger
    Mark Estrella, Southwest Airlines
    Mo Ibrahim, Nola Thins
    Linda Renteria, Casa Sanchez
    Ron Ng, CCSF
    Dan Topoian, Ravioli House
    Shri Susarla, Clifbar
    Lorna Shea, CCSF
    Ashley John and Danielle Sheridan, Hyatt


    Engineering, Architecture, Energy and Construction
    Elizabeth Toups and Tia Walme, Jewish Vocational Services
    Demetrius Booker, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (Pathway for Students)
    Daisy Meyer, GRID Alternatives Bay Area
    Julia Au, RethinkWaste
    Neil Mascarenhas, Black & Veatch Management Consulting
    Shaun Coffey, Gensler
    Clayton Walton, Carpenters Training Trust Fund for Northern California Headquarters
    Kevin Gardiner, Burlingame Planning Department
    Karly Behncke and William Fee, Carducci Associates
    Bob Marshall, Dome Construction
    Liza Talavera, Hamilton + Aitken Architects
    Roy Daniel, Artik Art & Architecture
    Anthony Schiefer, Cahill Contractors
    Pamela Astarte, SFPUC Workforce Reliability
    Gerald Schwartz, County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability
    Phillip De Rosa, Licensed General Contractor
    Andrea Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis Architecture
    Bryan Cady, Zero Motorcycles
    Steve Booker, IBEW Electrical Union
    Robert Miller, Bob's Handyman & Repair
    Nancy Berghold, Studio Berghold


    Check out photos from the CTE days on our page on Facebook. 

    Thanks to CTE Pathway Leads Allison Gamlen (Arts, Media & Entertainment), Shannon Couch (Hospitality), and Anthony Dilemme (Engineering, Architecture, Energy & Construction) for planning the days and to the Career Coordinators for helping with them.