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MDUSD’s annual Career Pathways Showcase today!



Contact:  Ursula Kroemer Leimbach / communications@mdusd.org / mobile: (760) 705-6919


Mt. Diablo Unified’s annual Career Pathways Showcase today!

Come meet today’s educators and tomorrow’s creative workforce!


WHAT: MDUSD Annual Career Pathways Showcase


WHEN: Friday, May 5, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


WHERE: John Muir Health Concord Campus, Concord I Conference Room, 2540 East St., Concord (Get Directions)


BACKGROUND: Today’s global economy demands that all students graduate from high school prepared for post-secondary education and career opportunities. As part of its focus to provide high school students with rigorous and relevant educational experiences and career-integrated academics, Mt. Diablo Unified offers students numerous academies and career technical education (CTE) pathways, and an extensive offering of rigorous CTE coursework.  Academies and pathways include:


College Park High School

  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) BioMedical Science
  • PLTW Computer Science
  • Sports Medicine
  • Art Design
  • Photography

Concord High School

  • Human Services Academy
  • PLTW Engineering
  • Construction Technology
  • Commercial Art
  • Photography

Mount Diablo High School

  • Medical Biotechnology Academy (MBTA)
  • Digital Safari Academy (DSA) 
  • International Hospitality & Tourism Academy (IHTA)
  • Manufacturing & Engineering Academy (ACME)
  • Architecture
  • Construction

Northgate HIgh School 

  • PLTW Engineering, Art Design
  • 2D Animation/3D Model Design
  • Computer Science
  • Photography

Ygnacio Valley High School

  • Health Sciences Academy
  • Education Academy
  • PLTW Engineering
  • Sports Medicine
  • Photography
  • Art & Animation




11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Exhibits Open

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Speakers Program and Luncheon

(Desserts prepared and served by (award-winning) Culinary students from Mt. Diablo High School)


  • Tom Trowbridge

Concord High School – Engineering Pathway & Construction Technology Pathway

MDUSD Teacher of the Year

Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year Finalist


  • Stephanie Roberts

MDUSD Director of Special Projects


  • Gina Del Carlo

Earn & Learn East Bay

Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board


The event is co-sponsored by Mt. Diablo Unified, the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, John Muir Health, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEC).


Higher-resolution of the following photos are available upon request. Additional photos, including from other pathways and academies, can also be provided.


Mt. Diablo High School International Hospitality and Tourism Academy (IHTA)

(includes Serendipity restaurant)


YVHS red
MDHS kitchen
MDHS Students


On April 8-11, 2017, Kevin Fuller and Debbie Allen from the Serendipity Program, took 8 students to the FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Riverside, CA. Of the eight students they took, five competed in various categories and won over $69,000 of scholarships and prizes.

The results are as follows:

  • Evelyn Baldoza - 1st place in Decorated Wedding Cakes, and Best of Show, $34,000 in scholarships and prizes
  • Nathaly Balcazar - 1st place in Advance Presentation Cakes, $17,000 in scholarships and prizes
  • Tyler Cooks - 3rd place in Patisserie, $12,000 in scholarships
  • Donovin Caldwell - 3rd place in Appetizers, $6,000 in scholarships

Two seniors from the Serendipity program will each receive a $1,000 scholarship renewable for 4 years from the Concord Rotary.


Concord High School Construction and Engineering Pathway


CHS Music

CHS Guitar

CHS Student working
CHS Outside house
CHS frame


Mt. Diablo High School Digital Safari Academy


MDHS Computer lab
MDHS student on computer
MDHS Classroom

College Park High School Video Production Pathway


Cooking show
CPHS Green screen
CPHS Drone


Ygnacio Valley High School Health Academy

YVHS students in suits
students in suits
YVHS poster
yvhs students in class

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Mt. Diablo Unified, located in Contra Costa County, is honored to serve approximately 32,000 students at one of more than 50 school sites in the cities of Clayton, Concord, Pleasant Hill; portions of Martinez, Pittsburg and Walnut Creek; and the unincorporated communities of Bay Point, Lafayette, and Pacheco. As part of a richly diverse community, MDUSD families represent numerous ethnic groups, speaking nearly 50 different languages and dialects. We offer award-winning innovative programs in Career Technical Education; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); extensive visual and performing arts programs; and rich foreign language and dual immersion offerings. MDUSD is also pleased to have launched its first middle college program, College Now, and is planning to open its first International Baccalaureate program in 2017.  Learn more at http://www.mdusd.org/.




Posted by: Joshua Wittman, District Admin, Mt. Diablo Unified School District Published:5/5/17
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