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Career Week Puts Futures in Focus

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During the annual Career Week, East Rockaway Jr./Sr. High School students were introduced to a wide variety of postsecondary options that are available for them as they consider life after high school.

The weeklong series of interactive programs began with the “Road to College” featuring workshops and presentations by college admissions officers intended to dissipate the myths and alleviate some of the stress of the college search and application process.

On Feb. 14, the school welcomed representatives from over 30 businesses and organizations for “Career Day”, giving students the opportunity to gain insight and interact directly with professionals in a variety of fields. The day started with motivational keynote speakers who focused on overcoming obstacles and adversities. The career presentations took place in the classroom setting where presenters discussed education requirements, job details and answered questions from the students.

On Feb. 16, the program concluded with the “Future Fair”, an event for seventh to twelfth graders to learn about certificate programs, trade opportunities, military enlistment and more. This well-attended program, which is held in the high school gym, included representatives from community and technical colleges, trade unions, local and federal law enforcement, public utilities and others.

East Rockaway School District is proud to offer this comprehensive program for our high school students as they begin to consider their options for the future.

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Date Added: 2/22/2024