California Industry Sectors - Programs for High School Students
AgricultureArts Media and EntertainmentBuilding tradesEducationEngineeringEnvironmental DesignFashion DesignHealth ScienceHospitalityInformation TechnologyManufacturingMarketingTransportation

El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells and Community Leader Neil Hoffman engage students ina discussion of ethics Ethics in Business Conference 2014

The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce and the Grossmont Union High School District teamed up to present the annual Ethics in Business Conference for 150 CTE students on Thursday, March 20, at the Ronald Reagan Community Center in El Cajon. The annual event challenges students to consider ideas and situations designed to help them think critically about ethics.

Sample ethical dilemmas the students considered included:

Does your set of rules change frequently based on what’s easiest for you to do at the time, or is it consistent and based on a strong set of rules that never varies?

If your manager were training you in a new position that included embezzling money or hiding company property, what would you do? What would you say? Who would you tell?

The award-winning Ethics in Business Program, which is presented by the Chamber’s Business Education Committee, was developed in 1992 to educate our high school seniors about situations and ethical dilemmas that occur in the workplace. Many Chamber members participated in this half-day program by facilitating seminars with groups of high school students.

Many thanks to our business partners who served as facilitators and the Ethics in Business subcommittee members who planned the event for our students. Special thanks are extended to the following event sponsors: Foothills Christian Church, Team Kia of El Cajon, Cox Communications, DSD Business Systems, Grossmont Schools Federal Credit Union, Adamo Construction, Cindie Wolf Photography, Grove Pastry Shop, Junior Achievement and Aflac.



Mikaila Kettler
Ambassador of the Month - September 2013