"It’s never too early for students to learn about potential career opportunities," says Jody Reeves, GCPS’ executive director of Academies and Career and Technical Education. "Success in high school and learning some type of transferable skill will enable our students to be college- and career-ready.”
GCPS has openings for community members from across the career spectrum to serve as exhibitors for the district's 5th annual Career Connections Exhibition, set for Oct. 16. Exhibitors have the opportunity to share their professions with “employees of the future”… that is, GCPS 8th graders from the 11 middle schools that feed into our seven College and Career Academy high schools: Berkmar, Central Gwinnett, Discovery, Lanier, Meadowcreek, Shiloh, and South Gwinnett.
Through “show and tell” interviews and activities, students will learn about various careers— from healthcare and public service jobs to careers in hands-on trades and the arts— and what it takes to pursue a successful career in their field. There's no cost for exhibitors to participate in the event.
Prospective exhibitors can find information about the event and a sign-up form online. To learn more, contact Billy Sayers in the Office of Academies and Career and Technical Education at 678-301-7050, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.