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November 3, 5:11 PM click here to comment > 2

College and Career Exploration Month

It’s November already, and it’s time for our local high school students to be getting serious about their college and career options. That’s why the mayor’s office, in partnership with the Seattle School Board, has proclaimed November to be College and Career Exploration Month. It’s all part of our work through the Youth and Families Initiative to make sure Seattle kids are ready for college or career when they leave Seattle Public Schools.

On November 19th, Seattle College Access Network is hosting the Ist Annual Career Exploration Event, which is an opportunity for students to find out about not just colleges and universities, but also future career paths they may not have considered. Students can get information about programs, colleges, apprenticeships, and internships that will assist them in achieving the career they aspire to.

Coming up this weekend there is a great opportunity to connect to college and carer opportunities – Friday and Saturday at the Washington State Convention Center is the 2011 Seattle National College Fair.

Help us celebrate College and Career Exploration Month by encouraging students in your life to take part in these great opportunities. You can find out more about our work to prepare students for college and career at youthandfamilies.seattle.gov.

Posted by: Words: April Thomas, Pictures: Jen Nance

Comments

Comment from holly lafferty
Time November 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Thanks, this will be great! I am subbing at wonderful Madrona K-8, and appreciate that this event will be open to middle school students as well!

Comment from lana
Time January 3, 2012 at 9:32 am

I think it is important for students to receive additional information to better vet all their options.

I know I personally had my sister do a lot of my college research, which I regret. I think the first step towards figuring out your life is taking the leap.