Designing HI-TECH Career Pathways-How Community Trumps Technology
About our speaker:
Salomón Dávila, Dean of Career Technical Education, at Pasadena City College, began his pursuit of tinkering with programming Logo in his 5th grade class. After solid industrial technology shop classes and a dose of math and science he headed to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he continued his tinkering in laboratories, designing data collection systems for graduate students. It was during Summer bridge programs at MIT that he discovered his interest in education and found that he could share his passion for STEM. This lead to seeking his development of human cognition at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, majoring in Teaching and Learning. He first decided to utilize his engineering skills as a consulting engineer implementing design and fabrication technology before he created his own small business delivering digital product design and manufacturing solutions to the Southern California region. His passion never left him and landed teaching Engineering and CAD at Pasadena City College, where he taught for 12 years and encouraged many technicians and engineers to join him in the tinkering. Now he oversees over the education of over 10,000 students per semester assuring the workforce development of the future.