Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified's College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) Showcase Featuring Nick Cannon Foundation’s America’s Teen Mogul (ATM) Competition

May 23, 2017

College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) Showcase
Nick Cannon Foundation's America's Teen Mogul (ATM) Competition

WHAT: The CCTE Showcase is an annual culminating event for students to exhibit their real world projects. Throughout the project design and implementation process, students collaborate with industry mentors to ensure authenticity. Some project examples include biomedical solutions, game design apps for education, automotive innovations, robotics and a photography contest. This year, CCTE is once again teaming with Nick Cannon Foundation's America's Teen Mogul Showcase and Student Business Plan Competition (BPC). Nick Cannon will also be attending this event.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 24 (rain or shine)
· 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – SCPA students will give Nick Cannon a preview of their ATM contest entries
Location: SCPA Rm. 303 2425 Dusk Dr. San Diego 92139

· 4:00 – 5:45 p.m. – Student projects on display; ATM Competition celebrity/VIP panelist Q&A and BPC presentations, culinary students delectable
creations, project judging **At Liberty Station Venue**

· 5:45 – 6:15 p.m. – Awards Ceremony with Nick Cannon presenting**At Liberty Station Venue**


WHERE:2600 Laning Road, SD 92106
Liberty Station Conference Center, Main Hall
Media parking will be available in main lot.

VISUALS: Nick Cannon interacting with the students; high school students' interactive displays; student photo gallery; hors d'oeuvres prepared by culinary students; robotics exhibition; celebrity/VIP panelist featuring Nick Cannon; awards ceremony.

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS: Nick Cannon, Celebrity/ Entrepreneur; Cindy Marten, Superintendent, SDUSD; Al Love, Director of the Office of College, Career, and Technical Education; Myeisha Peguero Gamino, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, JP Morgan Chase; Students/Teachers;

BACKGROUND: This annual event is in its thirteenth year and connects business partners with students and teachers to develop a strong foundation for the economic future of San Diego. Students share products they produce and business problems they solve in collaboration with members of the local business community. More than 300 industry professionals volunteered to be mentors, guest speakers, or advisors for our students.

This year CCTE is once again collaborating with Nick Cannon Foundation to host the foundation's America's Teen Mogul (ATM) Showcase and Student Business Plan Competition (BPC) designed to educate youth to the global career and entrepreneur opportunities available on the "business side" of the mega multi-media/entertainment industries including high priority job markets in San Diego. As part of the ATM Competition there will also be a panel of business executives who will speak and answer questions about the unlimited opportunities that exist for young entrepreneurs. The CCTE Showcase panel of judges is comprised of members of the greater San Diego business community and other industry and corporate partners as well as personnel from the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD).
The CCTE Showcase is open to the public. There is no charge to attend the event.

Media Contact: Isabella McNeil, San Diego Unified School District, 619-341-2343 Imcneil@Sandi.net<mailto:Imcneil@Sandi.net>
On-Site Media Contact: Betty Jo Acker, San Diego Unified School District, 619-847-4466 backer@sandi.net<mailto:backer@sandi.net>

Media inquiries for Nick Cannon or Nick Cannon Foundation may be directed to Ronnie Highsmith at rhighsmith@nickcannonfoundation.org<mailto:rhighsmith@nickcannonfoundation.org>.

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