They Are the Future, Help Them Succeed

Like all parents, we believe that helping students in our area look beyond their high school and possible college careers is one of our more important jobs. In a few weeks, we have the opportunity to talk with juniors from local high schools about their interests and opportunities.

The 2017 College and Career Fairs hosted by the Washington County Workforce Alliance is a lot more than what the name implies. This is an educational opportunity for students, and their parents, to learn about the choices they have in terms of universities, technical colleges, building trades and the armed forces. In the past two years, the fair has given more than 1,100 students from local high schools in the area the chance to learn what skills will be necessary to be successful post high school. It also offers them an understanding of hiring practices as well as the opportunity of future internships/apprenticeships.

There are two dates for the events, March 15th and 16th. Hartford Union High School will host the first event for their junior class March 15th at the HUHS Field House starting at 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and the Washington County Fair Park Pavilion will be the site of the Thursday event starting at 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for students from Kewaskum, Slinger, West Bend, Living Word and Kettle Moraine Lutheran High Schools. Part of the process for the students is getting a “passport” stamped by the businesses they speak with. When they stop by a booth to get the passport stamped, that’s a great time to initiate a conversation! We encourage parents to be there with their children to also learn more about the industries and businesses and schools.

To learn more about the Washington County Workforce Alliance, please visit their website by clicking here. We hope to see you March 15th and 16th!

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