Students in Fort Bend ISD recently took part in career exploration during the District’s Middle School Career Day programs. Each of the District’s 14 middle school campuses hosted a Career Day to give students the opportunity to plan for life beyond middle and high school by exploring various career choices through interaction with professionals who share their career backgrounds, education, job duties and other information.
Career Day also gives students an opportunity to inquire about high school academies and clubs, learn about the FBISD Career and Technical Education Program from current CTE students, and obtain information from local colleges and universities. Parent volunteers work collaboratively with the counseling staff and administrators to coordinate this important event.
All eighth-grade students at Sartartia Middle School got a glimpse of reality when they participated in their school’s Career Day. Speakers from various professions came together and shared their career backgrounds and experiences with students. For these students, however, Career Day was much more than just a day of fun speakers. Counselors and teachers also took advantage of Career Day by stressing to students the importance of selecting the right courses, making good grades, and preparing for college or technical training. The event also featured Jim McIngvale of Gallery Furniture as the keynote speaker.
The Crockett Middle School Parent Teacher Association, administrators, and counselors hosted their school’s 5th annual Eighth Grade Career Day. The event invited professionals from various career fields to speak to students about what it takes to succeed in a globally fueled and competitive job market. Houston Dynamo Account Specialist Reyna Gonzalez kicked off the event and ESPN radio announcer, Carl Dukes, was the Keynote Speaker. Various clubs and organizations from Bush and Travis High Schools also performed and distributed information to students.
McAuliffe Middle School’s “Showcasing Professional Stars” Career Day event welcomed presenters along the “red carpet.” Presenters were received by student hosts and escorted to their designated areas. Professionals representing businesses and organizations such as CenterPoint Energy, Civic Air Patrol,
DePelchin Children’s Center, Shell, Minute Maid and Rice University’s Chemistry Department were on hand to provide students with career advice, as well as promotional resources and material.
More coverage on Middle School Career Day programs will be featured in upcoming posts to the News Center.