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2 Items: Your Biz @ Cañada College Career Fair; Change Batteries in Smoke/CO Alarms

Good afternoon – here are a couple of items that you may find of interest – one is an invitation for your busineess to participate in the Cañada College Career Fair, the other is a reminder that when you set your clock ahead this saturday night, be sure to also change the batteries in your smoke/CO alarm. Please read below!


~ malcolm


Your Business at Cañada College Career Fair

We would like to invite your company to participate in the Cañada College Career Fair 2012.  This event will be held on our campus on April 17th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Learning Center in Building 9, Second Floor.

Our goal is to provide you with an excellent opportunity to fill any current vacancies (full-time, part-time, internship) in your staff, showcase your company and its assets, as well as share information about your business with our students and the greater community as this event is also open to the public.

Cañada College provides its students with a variety of career and educational opportunities.  Students can complete their general education courses here before transferring to a four-year university, choose among a variety of two-year Associate Degree majors or work on Certificate Programs in one of several occupational areas. Students can also complete their Bachelors and Masters degrees here on campus depending upon their major.

The fee for participation is only $40 and payment instructions are included on the online registration form. We are also happy to provide a lite lunch for your company representative.

Please take the time to complete our online registration form using the LINK Below. We will do all we can to meet your requests.  Once registered, you will receive directions and a parking pass to the campus. Please respond as soon as possible so we may get an accurate headcount, but no later than April 6th.

To Register Online:

We look forward to seeing you on April 17th.  If you have any questions or require assistance please contact me by phone at (650) 306-3178 or by e-mail at

Sincerely, Robert Haick, Counselor Career Services


Change Batteries in Smoke and CO Alarms This Weekend Daylight Saving Time begins March 11

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms this weekend for Daylight Saving Time. This year, Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 11. Fresh batteries allow smoke and CO alarms to do their jobs saving lives by alerting families of a fire or a buildup of deadly carbon monoxide in their homes.

CPSC estimates there was a yearly average of 386,300 residential fires resulting in nearly 2,400 deaths between 2006 and 2008. Two-thirds of fire deaths occur in homes where there are no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. That is why it is important to replace batteries at least once every year and to test your alarms every month to make sure they work. CPSC recommends consumers have smoke alarms on every level of their home, outside bedrooms and inside each bedroom.

CPSC estimates there was an annual average of 183 unintentional non-fire CO poisoning deaths associated with consumer products between 2006 and 2008. CO is called the “invisible killer,” because it is a colorless, odorless and poisonous gas. Because of this, people may not know they are being poisoned. Carbon monoxide is produced by the incomplete burning of fuel in various products, including furnaces, portable generators, fireplaces, cars and charcoal grills.

That is why it is important to have working CO alarms in the home, on each level and outside each sleeping area.





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