District 214 holds college and career events for student postsecondary planning

High School District 214 will hold several career exploration events in October and November for students and parents.

The College and Career Ready! Night runs from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, October 1 at the Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert in Arlington Heights. At the event, attendees can learn about early college credit opportunities in District 214 and the District's Career Pathways program.

District 214’s nationally-recognized Career Pathways program provides students with opportunities to explore careers through career-focused courses, access to early college credits and industry certifications, and workplace learning experiences.

As part of the College and Career Ready! Night, parents and students can attend 45-minute informational sessions that cover various career pathways such as aviation, education, manufacturing and engineering, business management, informational technology, fine and performing arts, automotives, hospitality and health science. Sessions running from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. will be repeated between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Parents and students can also attend a session on District 214’s early college credit opportunities, which provide District 214 seniors a chance to simultaneously earn high school and college credit.

For more information, contact Barb Kain at barbara.kain@d214.org.

District 214 will also hold several Career Nights for students and their parents. Each night will focus on different career areas, allowing students and their parents to receive invaluable information about various professions and meet with representatives from numerous businesses and industries. These presenters will give both students and parents a unique opportunity to learn about various careers and hear about "real-life" experiences.

Career Nights will be held on the following dates:

  • "Careers in Arts & Communication/Human Services" will be held Wednesday, October 10 at Elk Grove High School
  • "Careers in Health & Natural Resources" will take place at John Hersey High School on Wednesday, October 24
  • "Careers in Engineering, Industrial Technology & Business" will be held at Rolling Meadows High School on Wednesday, November 7

On-site registration begins at 6 p.m. There will be a student panel, two break-out sessions and a networking session. Each evening will conclude at 8:30 p.m.

Please email Scott Gustafson at scott.gustafson@d214.org for more information about Career Nights or visit http://www.d214.org/academics/career-nights/.

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