By Gumptown Magazine Staff
(Montgomery, AL)- Choosing what to do after graduation can be a daunting task for many high school students and their families, so Trenholm State partnered with Hi.Ed., MPACT, the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, and the Montgomery Public School System to host a virtual career exploration event. The event attracted 300 10th-12th graders from Montgomery Public Schools Career Technologies Center MPACT.
Students explored eight career clusters, Automotive Service, Electrical Technology, Fire Science/Public Safety, HVAC, Industrial Systems, IT/CIS, Medical Sciences, and Welding. Both Trenholm State instructors and MPACT teachers presented informative presentations exploring various career pathway possibilities within the eight career clusters. Information was provided on average starting salaries, job descriptions, skills, training, education, and certifications required for various career opportunities.
“Preparing Alabama’s workforce is our mission. We are thrilled to partner with Hi.Ed, MPS and the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce to offer early career exploration to help young people see what kind of high-wage, in-demand careers are available in our state,” said Trenholm State Interim President Anita Archie. “This virtual event was designed to help students make informed decisions as they consider a future career pathway.”
Hi.Ed., a guidance management system, hosted the virtual career exploration event to help students familiarize themselves with majors consistent with their interests.
The event targeted high school seniors and dual enrollment students in the 10th and 11th grades. The web-based platform bridges the school and home life gap by providing a virtual portal to capture each student participant’s key performance metrics.
Duwan Walker, Founder/CEO of Hi.Ed says, “We are excited to partner with Trenholm State and MPS to join the Governor’s initiative of 500,000 credentialed workers by aligning education and the workforce on the Hi.Ed platform. We believe by building this model with Trenholm State and MPS; we can replicate this throughout our state to deliver more of our students to their dreams.”
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