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Past CTE Industry Days

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.


Don Donoughe and Kevin Longa


Industry professionals posed and smiling from Hospitality Industry Day

George Pafnutieff, David Goodwine and Michael Buffington, all of the Academy of Art University

See more photos on the SMUHSD page on Facebook.