Students Explore Expansive Choices at College and Career Fair
District 49 eighth graders discovered job and educational opportunities at the College and Career Fair that was hosted in conjunction with School District 11 Sept. 15 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Approximately 850 students from Horizon Middle School, Falcon Middle School and Skyview Middle School attended.
“There are so many career options,” shared Sydney Moore, 13, from Falcon Middle School. “Here we can find out what we really want to do.”
More than 100 businesses, military organizations and educational programs were present at the event. From hospitality to engineering to finance, students could visit with a variety of employers and schools.
“This is our next generation of workforce,” said Jo-Ann Moore, HR Generalist at Air Academy Federal Credit Union and District 49 parent. “It’s a great opportunity to promote our business and intern program.”
One student, Isaiah Rhone, 13, from Horizon Middle School had his interest sparked with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and robotics program booth. “I like having the ability to command a robot,” Rhone shared. “I want to program things someday.”
Staff members were equally excited about the event. “As a former high school teacher, it’s never too early for kids to start thinking about what they want to do,” said Jeanine Prescott, seventh and eighth grade writing teacher at Falcon Middle School. “This fair provides a great opportunity for exploration.”
The event was coordinated by District 49 career & technical education staff. The goal of the event was to educate students on career options, to include both traditional college and vocational opportunities.
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