Upcoming Events Will Help Students Choose Successful Careers

Families invited to Career Exploration
Fair, Weaver Academy Showcase

"November is National Career Development Month, and two November events will allow students in middle and high school and their parents to interact with local businesses, colleges and GCS programs that can help them discover their dreams.

First, the Career Exploration Fair will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Greensboro Coliseum Pavilion. More than 60 business leaders will be there to talk with students about what they do and help them decide if that career is a good fit for the student's skills and abilities. The fair and parking are free. This year’s Career Exploration Fair is sponsored by Greensboro Partnership Chamber of Commerce.

“The Career Exploration Fair gives our students a way to test whether their dreams for a particular career and the reality of that career are actually in sync,” says Karen Meadows, supervisor of K-8 counseling. “It also exposes them to job opportunities they may not have ever considered.”

Students will have the chance to learn about their talents through a short quiz available on site at the fair, and then match those results with the businesses, colleges and GCS programs represented at the fair.

Families can then take a closer look at Weaver Academy from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, when the school will showcase both its performing and visual arts and career and technical education (CTE) programs. Teachers and students will demonstrate the advanced-level courses that are often a springboard to success in the future.

Spaces are available for second semester in several CTE classes; the application period for the full-time performing and visual arts program will open in January. For more information, visit http://weaver.gcsnc.com

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, serves nearly 72,200 K-12 students at 127 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, the district’s mission is to graduate responsible citizens who are prepared to succeed in higher education or the career of their choice. Guilford County Schools is a national leader in providing specialized schools and instructional programs designed to meet the educational needs of a culturally diverse citizenship. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com."

- A Press Release

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