The 3rd annual student-talent Avant-garde Fashion Show, presented by DeVry University, showcases the finest in high school student-created fashions at a runway show 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 at Fairplex. The past two shows have been a tremendous success, drawing more than 1,000 guests.
Student designers are from the fabric, design and merchandising classes of the Career and Technical Education Center at Fairplex and several local high schools, including Ayala High in Chino Hills; Bonita High in La Verne; Diamond Rancho, Ganesha, Village Academy, The School of Arts and Enterprise and the Adult and Career Education program, all in Pomona; and Nogales High in La Puente. Students created, sewed and will model all clothing. More than 175 students are participating.
Doors open at 6 p.m.; preshow entertainment from the Polynesian Dance Team will begin at 6:40 p.m. The show is in Building 4; parking is at Gate 17.
CTEC is also hosting a Career Fair and Health Expo, presented by DeVry University, Wednesday, May 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is open to students and parents and will feature more than 100 representatives from businesses, industries and technical schools offering information on resume writing, business etiquette, job-search techniques and online applications. The Health Expo is open to all and features blood pressure, glucose and diabetes screening and medication consultation. The event is co-hosted by Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona Unified School District and Summit College.
DeVry University is a new partner to Fairplex. “We are honored to be a co-presenting sponsor of the upcoming 2011 Career and Technical Education Center shows, expo and career fair,” said Scott Sand, president of DeVry University’s Los Angeles metro. “This will be a great opportunity to educate attending students and their families about the quality career-oriented degree programs DeVry University has been offering for 80 years.”
For more information on Avant-garde and the Career Fair, visit Fairplex.com.
For 80 years, DeVry University has been helping students prepare for the real challenges they will face in the workplace by bringing the real world into the classroom. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Degree programs range from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs within five distinguished colleges of study: Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology. To learn more, visit DeVry.edu.
Under the direction of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, Fairplex is home to the L.A. County Fair, the largest county fair in the world, as well as The Learning Centers which encompasses Fairtime Learning, The Child Development Center, The Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC), the Junior Fair Board, and the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts. Fairplex also operates a diverse hospitality business with the Sheraton Fairplex, McKinley’s Grille, KOA RV Park, Finish Line Sports Grill, Cornucopia Foods, and the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center (opening 2011). The campus is also home to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum and the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona; horse-racing and Barretts Equine Limited; as well as the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. For more information, please visit www.fairplex.com.