Pathway to PCA Events: Industry Partners

2019 Student Network Event

Facilitating Conversation, Investing in the Future
Hosted by CAPCA & Pathway to PCA

Sunday, November 3, 2019 | Reno NV
12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Grand Sierra Resort

After three successful years, CAPCA and Pathway to PCA will be hosting the Student Network Event again at Annual Conference. This year we anticipate 75+ students interested in a PCA license to attend.

The success of previous years is due in very large part to the investment from industry partners - CAPCA sustaining member companies, CAPCA Chapters and individual members, local Ag Commissioners, UC IPM staff and UCCE Farm Advisors - thank you! Every year students rate their interactions with industry professionals and the most valuable part of the experience for them.



Companies completing registration by June 10th will be featured in the August and October issues of the Adviser magazine as event supporters!

Company Sponsorship (Recruiter Registration) Pricing and Information

The company sponsor/recruiter registration for the Student Network Event will be separate from any Annual Conference activities; please use the forms on this page to register and pay. If at any time you have questions or need assistance, please contact Rachel Taft in the CAPCA offices - (916) 928-1625 x5

Company sponsors are invited but not required to participate in the below program elements.

Registration is $500 for CAPCA sustaining member companies and includes:

  • A table and spots for 2 company representatives in the Networking Venue breakout session from 2 - 4 p.m.
  • One spot for the Luncheon and Career Session from 12 - 2 p.m. (if additional representatives will attend the luncheon, please contact Rachel to purchase advance tickets)
  • Representation on an industry discussion panel from 2 – 4 p.m.*
  • Postings on Pathway to PCA Internships page for the coming year**
  • Event program acknowledgment.

As in previous years, we’ll cap the number of company Recruiter registrations between 10-12 to facilitate a good interaction ratio with students.

*The breakout rotations from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. will consist of three panels and a networking venue. The company representative participating on the panel should be a licensed PCA and willing to share about career opportunities and the variety of their day-to-day job activities. The panel tracks will be for Retail, Manufacturing and an In-House/Independent PCAs/Cooperators.

**Internships are for positions that do not require a PCA license.

Questions? Contact Rachel Taft in the CAPCA offices | | (916) 928-1625 x5

A Title Sponsorship with additional benefits is available. Contact Dee Strowbridge for details | | (916) 928-1625 x3

Promote Your Company at Student Network Event

The purpose of the Student Network Event is to bring together industry with educators and the next generation of PCAs, to highlight the career options available to students who are interested in obtaining a Pest Control Adviser's license and facilitate their successful transition into lifelong careers.

As our industry partners, your participation and support are essential to making this such a great student event - below are the opportunities to represent your company by registering as a recruiter.


10 a.m. Educators' Workshop (Educators & Industry Representatives)

Attend the Educators' Workshop to dialogue with the campus representatives engaging with students on a daily basis to identify gaps and bridges for students transitioning into PCA careers.

Agenda | Be prepared for the discussion (coming soon)

12 p.m. Student Network Event Begins - Lunch & Career Session (Students, Educators & Industry Representatives)

Students are seated at lunch with CAPCA Members and Industry Professionals for introductions and informal networking, followed by career advice session for students hosted by CAPCA Members.

Industry Participation (coming soon)

2 p.m. Breakouts - Panel Discussions & Networking (Students, Educators & Industry Representatives)

Groups of 15~ students will rotate through three discussion panels to hear from active PCAs about the varied career opportunities. Each group will also have 30 min in the networking venue, allowing recruiters approximately 2-3 minutes with one or two students at a time to highlight your company's role in the industry and job opportunities. 

One 6' or 8' will be provided to each company representative. As the room will also double as the lunch area, please keep your set up simple but come prepared with information sheets and any company SWAG you'd like.

Manufacturing Panel Discussion Sheet (coming soon)

Retail Panel Discussion Sheet (coming soon)

In-House/Independent and Cooperators/Regulators Panel Discussion Sheet (coming soon)

4 p.m. Event Concludes