More than 4,000 students and their families attended William S. Hart Union High School District’s 6th Annual College & Career Fair at Golden Valley High School Thursday evening.
More than 100 colleges and universities, as well as vocational schools, apprentice programs and military, opened booths that allowed sophomores, juniors and seniors, and their families, to ask questions and collect information. The objective is to introduce students to post-secondary options they might now get otherwise.
“This is the perfect opportunity for students to begin to look at career and college options available to them after high school,” said Dr. Mariane Doyle, Director of Career Technical Education for the Hart School District. “By choosing a career first, students had more direction in their conversations with the college representatives on majors and they could identify the right colleges to speak to that would best prepare them for their future career. Some students are now at colleges they would have never discovered had it not been for career and college exploration at their high schools that led the research they pursued at this event.”
Attendees also had the chance to sit in on workshops that included “FAFSA Changes” and “Finding the Perfect College – Even Out-of-State.” The Golden Valley theatre was filled to capacity for each of these workshops.