Career and Technology Fair Offers Students Options
Posted on April 2, 2012
Eastern Suffolk BOCES Collaborates with Suffolk County Community College to Host Career and Technology Education Fair
Long Island-based colleges and employers met with high school and college students today at the Fifth Annual Career and Technology Education Fair held at the Health, Sports, and Education Building on the Brentwood Campus of Suffolk County Community College.
The fair was open to general and special education students, teachers, parents and guidance counselors, to provide students with a career exploration experience and to inform them of the alternatives to two- and four-year colleges. The participating schools and colleges included programs that will provide a wide range of certificate and Associate Degree programs. This year, students had the opportunity to speak directly to Long Island-based employers, who were ready to discuss their company expectations, average salaries, working conditions, and more. Approximately eight booths were set up to accommodate 15 to 20 students each.
From left: SCCC Campus Activities Director Lisa Hamilton, Peer Mentor Jose Deniz, Principal of the SCCC Aviation Center Joe Delgado, Peer Mentor Savana Jones and Peer Mentor Shela Raman were on hand to assist attendees at the fair.
Attendees visit the Eastern Suffolk BOCES booth to gather information about a career in medical assisting.
Medical Assisting teacher Mary Ann DeMillio and some of her students attend the Career and Tech Fair to provide information about the program.
This was not only a terrific opportunity for high school students but for school districts reporting on the State Performance Plan Indicators 1, 2, 4, and 13. The information available at the fair can also help special education students, Committee on Special Education, ACCES VR (formerly VESID) and high school guidance counselors who need to create Student-Center IEPs and Career Plans.