Career Focused Luncheon at La Palmera Mall for Ideas Week
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
A special luncheon was held at La Palmera Mall Monday afternoon to help people get a leg up when it comes to higher education.
It was the Find Your Career Compass Lunch and Learn event, all part of something called Ideas Week, a project put on by Young Business Professionals of the Coastal Bend. The goal is to get young people in the area to consider staying in Corpus Christi for college, and ultimately for their professional careers.
"At one time, we didn't have as many jobs as we have coming to this area. So we want our young people to stay because this is where the jobs are," said Janet Cunningham of Citizens for Educational Excellence. "This is where the future is for our young people, and we want them to know that."
"This seven days, we'll prove that there's so many different events that they can attend and they don't have to go off to Austin or San Antonio," said Yvonne Fernandez of Young Business Professionals. "They can stay here and find it all here in Corpus Christi."