May 15, 2014
LAWT News Service
Over 1,500 families from Compton and surrounding areas enjoyed a high-flying day of fun at this year’s Arts and Aviation Career Expo, Saturday, May 3, at Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum.
Sponsors included TAM, Compton Unified School District’s Visual and Performing Arts Department and Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement program, and the City of Compton.
The event featured musical performances by middle and high school bands, flight simulators, airplane and helicopter rides, arts and crafts, and an art gallery that showcased the works of CUSD’s secondary school students, food stands from local vendors.
Partners including Raytheon, Boeing, California Science Center, and Trash 4 Teaching delighted students with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics activities.
Job seekers received career resources sponsors including Best Buy, the Los Angeles Police Department, ChildCare Careers, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Medical Services Bureau. CUSD College and Career Support Services Administrator Renee Cobb said the District is proud of its continued work with TAM and the growing popularity of the Annual Arts and Aviation Career Expo.
“This was our best event so far,” she said.
“We are thankful for the District’s partnerships with the Compton Airport, TAM, the City of Compton, JPL and NASA, Boeing, Van Wagner, and the Workforce Group. Their support made it our most successful event so far. It was also great to see our students’ talents shine on the outdoor stage and in their amazing art work.”