On Tuesday, March 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Otero Junior College will launch the first of a new series of presentations called “Vocational Voyages” in Macdonald hall room 120. The series will expose students to a range of possible careers and allow them to learn about those fields from people who are currently working in them.
Robert Sanchez, a biomedical technician with GE Healthcare will present “The Vocational Voyage of a biomedical technician” to kick off the series. During the presentation, Sanchez will discuss the education and skills required in the biomedical technology field, where the potential jobs in this field are and the salary typical of the field. Beyond this factual information, Sanchez will describe his “voyage”; how he arrived at this point in his career and why he loves what he does.
A seventeen-year veteran of the field of biomedical technology, Sanchez has been with GE Healthcare since 2006. He was selected the Best of the Best in GE Healthcare in 2010. Sanchez is also fifteen-year military veteran, serving 5 years in the United States Marine Corps and 10 Years in the US Army. Outside of work, Sanchez is a marathon and ultra-marathon minimalist runner. He is a race organizer for the Naked Foot 5K and Fear the Deer Trail half marathon held annually in Littleton.
Allie Hall, career counselor at OJC, developed the idea for this series to help students learn about a wider range of careers. “Our career choices are often limited by lack of exposure to the range of potential careers. Getting a chance to hear about unfamiliar career fields and meeting people who are passionate about these careers can make the difference for students who are unsure about their future plans,” said Hall. “Through this series, we are hoping to open up a world of possibilities for students.”
The “Vocational Voyages” presentations are open to OJC students as well as the general public. Reservations are required to attend, but admission is free. To reserve a space for the presentation, call Cody Long at (719) 384-6976 or Allie Hall at (719) 384-6931. Reservations must be made by March 25 at 5:00 p.m.
Photo Caption: Allie Hall, career counselor at OJC