WELCOME TO THE ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER OF THE GLOBAL ASSOCIATION FOR VR AND AR
Orange County is a region in Southern California. It's known for Anaheim’s Disneyland Resort, a huge complex of rides, restaurants, and shops. Nearby, in Buena Park, is Knott's Berry Farm, a large theme park. Cities with surf beaches include Huntington Beach, with its surfing museum. Newport Beach's boat-filled harbor sits opposite Balboa Peninsula. Laguna Beach has tide pools and oceanfront Crystal Cove State Park. Orange County is the headquarters of many Fortune 500 companies including Ingram Micro (#69) and First American Corporation (#312) in Santa Ana, Broadcom (#343) in Irvine, Western Digital (#439) in Lake Forest and Pacific Life (#452) in Newport Beach and is also the home of notable technology companies like PC-manufacturer Gateway Inc., router manufacturer Linksys, video/computer game creator Blizzard Entertainment, and in-flight product manufacturer Panasonic Avionics Corporation. Also, the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Classic Center USA is located in the City of Irvine. Many regional headquarters for international businesses reside in Orange County. Orange County, CA is also home to Eon Reality. EON Reality is a multinational virtual reality and augmented reality software developer headquartered in Irvine, California. Join us as we co-create the future of education and our workforce and the important role VR and AR play in that future.
-Amy Kaufman, Orange County Chapter President, VR/AR Association
Amy Kaufman, is the lead of the K12 Strong Workforce Program for the Los Angeles and Orange County Regional Consortium of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. The focus of her work is a K-14 systems alignment for a statewide approach to continuing the design and delivery of regional programs that support student success through secondary to post-secondary transitions while also meeting labor market needs of our state. She is also an instructor for the University of California at San Diego in the Department of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Formerly, she was the Executive Director for OC Pathways at the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) where her work included administration of OCDE's K-14 Career Pathways in the Orange County, California region. Prior to that, she was a CTE program facilitator and an instructional programs administrator serving 27 high schools within five comprehensive high school districts. She has been an instructor at the high school, adult school, and community college level. She has been the Vice President of the California Council on Adult Education - South Coast Section and brings many years of experience as an educator.
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