For Immediate Release – March 24, 2015
Contact: Barry Brown / Communications and Public Relations Officer (831) 784-4245
Summer Prather-Smith / Coordinator-Administrator (831) 755-6412
Jorge Morales / Secondary School Advisor (831) 755-6413
Migrant Education Students to Visit Microsoft Headquarters
Salinas, CA – If you want to learn about computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers, there’s probably no better place to start than at Microsoft.
On March 29 – April 1, a group of Monterey County students will do just that, as they visit the Microsoft Corporation headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
The four-day trip was organized the Monterey County Office of Education’s (MCOE) Migrant Education Region XVI for students identified as high achievers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
“This trip is so valuable to our students,” said Jorge Morales, the program’s Secondary School Advisor. “They get to see first-hand the many career paths available to them in today’s high tech world.”
During their visit, students will also tour the Microsoft-founded Experience Music Project Museum, the University of Washington, Pacific Science Center, Museum of Flight, and attend a science fair at the Microsoft headquarters.
MCOE’s Migrant Education program has visited Microsoft once before, in 2003. Organizers plan to make it an annual event, and hope to add a tour of the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington to future trips.