Professionals from all around the region detailed a wide variety of jobs. Students were encouraged to ask questions and have dialogs about careers and work. The main goals of Career Day are to inspire students, to promote the importance of education, and provide career exploration through discussions with community members.
“Career Day provides our students with the opportunity to learn more about the many career paths available for them in their future. It’s never too early to get them thinking about the possibilities out there for jobs and a career,” said Lynsie Quinonez, Yokayo Elementary Reading Teacher and Career Day organizer.
Yokayo Elementary School would like to thank the following community members who volunteered their time at the 1st Annual Yokayo Elementary School Career Day! These amazing people came together to support our youth, to motivate them, and to promote a positive experience on a very special day:
Ukiah High School Band Director, Audrey McCombs; Ukiah Police Department, Sgt. Chris Long; Hair Stylist/Barber, Kaela Castaneda; CAL FIRE Staff, Josiah Cabezud, Jarrod Garrison, and Carignane Ferreira; MedStar Ambulance, Taylor Swinne; Ukiah Police Department Officer, Tony Delapo; Ukiah City Council Woman, Maureen "Mo" Mulheren; Geologist, Mr. Chris Watt; Ukiah Police Department Student Resource Officer, Isabel Madrigal; Mendocino County Sheriff Dispatcher, Fawnell Dale; Hopland Research Center, Alison Smith; Adventist Health Ukiah Valley OB Nurse, Corrie Colombo; Mendocino College Basketball Coach, Billy Offill; Mendocino College Basketball Player, Divon Davis; Ukiah Police Department Dispatcher, Kelly Denham; Mendocino County Sheriff Deputy, Ryan Murdaugh; Mendocino County Sheriff K9, "Chase"; California Highway Patrol Officer, Ole Marin; PG&E staff, Brandon Cole, Tim Galletti, Stacy Slover, Tanner Cole, Dan Campbell, Jeff Janvier, Donnie Humphrey, Corey Dillon, Russ Perry Clay and Nikki Maisak; Campbell Ranch, Natalie Mayo Campbell with "DIVA" the cow; City of Ukiah Water Treatment Department, Gabe Quinonez; and US ARMY Airborne Ranger, Phil Williams.