The PTSA and school administration wanted to bring vocational, technical, other adult education and certificate programs, as well as employers and military representatives to the school. The goal was to spark an interest in the vast array of alternatives to the traditional four-year college for students not planning to attend college right after high school.
More than 50 career paths/occupations were represented by 22 schools and educational institutions, in addition to three branches of the military and local employers.
All 1,500-plus juniors and seniors were invited and were able to ask questions of the representatives, gather promotional materials and business cards, sign mailing lists for additional information, and receive chair massages from a local massage therapy school.
The fair gave the students an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of educational and employment paths that exist within the Miami-Dade County community once they leave high school and venture out into the employment world. The event was the final of three programs highlighting careers, including a motivational rally titled “GPS for Your Future” and a seminar on resume writing, applications, job hunting and interview etiquette and tips.
The career programs and fair were planned and presented by the PTSA in conjunction with the Coral Gables High School CAP office, administration and staff.
For more information contact Gail Poe Liu, PTSA president, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-297-9008.