Weyauwega-Fremont High School students will explore careers during the school’s annual Focus on Your Future Day.
The event will be held on Wednesday, April 29, and will include testing, a career fair and tours of businesses.
“At the career fair, businesses looking to hire individuals may bring applications. They could even interview them (students) that day. Students may bring resumes,” said Joann Miller, the high school’s guidance counselor.
The career fair aspect of Focus on Your Future Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, in the high school gym.
Miller says the purpose of the event is to not only bring businesses and students together, but to show students various career options to explore after high school.
Letters went out to businesses that are members of Weyauwega’s or Fremont’s chamber of commerces, inviting them to be a part of the career fair.
Businesses planning to attend the April 29 event were asked to reply by Friday, April 17.
Other area businesses interested in participating may contact Miller at email@example.com or at 920-867-8980.
“We’re still looking for additional businesses to represent different careers that day,” she said.
Businesses may bring equipment, tools, information sheets, job applications, samples of work done at their facilities and items necessary to do the work.
In addition to visiting the career fair, the school’s freshmen and sophomores will have testing that day, Miller said.
After the juniors and seniors go to the career fair, their career exploration will take them off campus.
The students will tour businesses throughout the area, including some in the Fox Cities.
“Sixteen career clusters will be represented in the gym for the career fair,” Miller said. “We will tie some clusters together for field trips.”
Sandy Dyke’s Leadership Class is involved in the planning of the day.
Each student was assigned a different career cluster and then had to choose possible businesses to tour, Miller said.
She said the middle school students will also have the opportunity for career exploration that day, as they will also go to the career fair.
Focus on Your Future Day is part of the district’s efforts to partner with area businesses as it prepares students for post-secondary education or the workforce.
That includes providing information about opportunities available in the area.
During the last couple of weeks, area businesses have been contacting Miller, telling her about their immediate job needs, which includes part and full-time positions.