Published January 17, 2002

Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) are inviting local businesses and their employees to give back to the youth of the community by sharing career information with middle school students.  By volunteering as a guest speaker at PPIE Foundation's Career Day events, you can educate students about your field and help foster important partnerships with the education community.

Desired Careers
Samples of careers PPIE is looking for are: business, marketing, finance, sales, technical writing, training/education, human resources, education, technology, automotive, cosmetology, trades, restaurants, and many others.  These categories are flexible.  If you have a career that is not listed which you would like to promote, please contact PPIE using the information below.

Being A Presenter
The event begins at approximately 8:15 a.m. with a continental breakfast and orientation and ends at 12:30 p.m.   Speaker presentations are given during the 1, 2, 3, and 4 class periods.  Guest speakers are encouraged to stay for a thank you luncheon.  Presenters are asked to share the following information:
  • Information about your occupation and skills 
  • What the education requirements are in your field 
  • How you started in your position and what are your goals 
  • How long you have been in the industry, what are the benefits and what are the drawbacks 
  • Describe specifically what it is you do, depict a typical day at work 
  • Explain the career potential in your field, opportunities for advancement, the need for this career in the future 
  • Bring a hands-on activity or demonstration relating to your occupation
PPIE would appreciate learning of your interest in this program.  Please complete and fax or email the guest speaker form below to PPIE Foundation using the contact information below.

  YES!  I will participate in Career Day from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the following schools: 
  ___Pleasanton Middle School on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 
  ___Harvest Park Middle School on Wednesday, March 6, 2002 
  ___Hart Middle School on Wednesday, March 20, 2002    

  Name:  ______________________________________

  Company:  ___________________________________ 

  Title:  _______________________________________ 

  Career/Field:  _________________________________ 

  Work / Home Phone:  (_____)______________ 

  Work / Home Email:  ________________________________ 

Contact Information
PPIE Foundation
Gloria O'Brien Patak
333 Division Street, Pleasanton, California  94566
(925) 846-5641  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     ppie2@aol.com  e-mail     www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/ppie/index.htm    WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW