FHS Seniors Prepare for the Future at College and Career Readiness Seminar

Over 500 seniors participated in the inaugural event hosted by FHS.

With only seven months left in the school year, FISD staff and volunteers are actively preparing seniors for life after high school.

Wednesday’s College and Career Readiness Seminar boasted twenty six breakout sessions including Leadership Skills, Scholarships, FAFSA, Apply Texas, Get Me a Job: Career Ready/Jobs of the Future, Budgeting and Credit 101, Social Media Safety, Soft Skills in the Workplace, What Employers Want, Test Prep and Test Anxiety, Personal Learning Style, Time Management, and Resumes and Cover Letters.

Sessions were hosted by FHS staff and community members from Texas Tech, Chick-fil-a, South Plains College, United Supermarkets, the Department of Homeland Security, and Lowell Wealth Management.

“This event was created based off of feedback from our alumni. Graduates wished they knew more about budgeting, resumes, and applying for college,” explained Amy Baker, Career and Technical Education Coordinator for FISD, and producer of the College and Career Readiness Seminar.

Senior Kristin Bradford felt this need was met head on.

“Initially I wasn’t sure if this session was really going to be helpful, but today was really informational and beneficial,” said Bradford.

“This makes you really want to get your life together,” added senior Hailey Gowens.

The College and Career Readiness Seminar is a piece of FISD’s ongoing effort to produce empowered, equipped, and diverse leaders in the community.