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Career Pathways Fair on Nov. 3 kicks off district's "Week of Possiblities"

hall of distinction induction and college fair round out week

October 14, 2015

what's your plan iconAs part of the district’s focus on Education = Opportunities, Monticello CSD will be holding a Career Pathways Fair in the Monticello High School gym on Tuesday, November 3, where more than 50 businesses, colleges, trade schools and agencies will be on hand to speak with students and share information about potential career paths. The finance, medical and health care fields, among others, will be represented.

Students in grades 5-12 will have the opportunity to visit the Career Pathways during the school day, and students and their families are invited to return between 4-6 p.m. that evening for a closer look.

“We are exposing our students to potential careers early on because most young people at this stage really don’t know what they want to do. We hope to show them that there are many options from which to choose,” Supervisor of Special Programs Dana Taylor said. “Teachers will bring their students to the Fair during the school day, but the true opportunity to get up close and personal with potential employers is during the evening event.”

Monticello families are encouraged to return from 4-6 p.m. on November 3 to explore career options more deeply. And while students are checking out their options, parents can do the same. The Sullivan County Center for Workforce Development will be in attendance to aid parents with their own job searches. In addition, parent workshops will be offered throughout the evening and will cover topics such as: budgeting, healthy cooking and more.

Transportation for the evening event will be provided for families by the school district in conjunction with Yellow Cab. A spaghetti dinner will be served.

This event is only the start of the district’s “Week of Possibilities.” On Friday, November 6, the Hall of Distinction Induction Ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Five distinguished individuals with close ties to the Monticello Central School District will be welcomed into this prestigious association. Inductees this year include: Anne Grant, Robert Harding, Hon. Judith Kaye, Rubin Pollack and Dr. Robert Schock. MHS juniors and seniors will be in attendance and the ceremony is open to the public. Please visit http://www.monticelloschools.net/alumni/HOD/hod.cfm for more information about the Hall of Distinction and its inductees.

To wrap up the week, Monticello High School students will attend a College Fair hosted by the Sullivan County Guidance Counselors Association on Friday, November 6 at Sullivan County Community College. Students will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from 90 colleges and universities from throughout the region, as well as military branches, who can help them better define their future goals.

“The visit to Sullivan Community College brings the week full circle,” Taylor said. “We hope that at the end of the week, our students realize – and embrace – that there are many paths they can choose as they make decisions about their futures, and that the school district is here to support them.”

For more information or to request a transportation voucher for the November 3 Career Pathways Fair, please email Dana Taylor at dtaylor@k12mcsd.net or by phone at 845-794-8840, ext. 30847.