GCHS to host ‘Academy to Career Day’ on Dec. 1

GARDEN CITY — Garden City High School will host the “Academy to Career Day”, formerly the Freshman Career Fair, on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The deadline to register is Nov. 21

Presented by the Finney County Workforce Connection, the event will assist freshman students in choosing one of many career pathways available at GCHS.

During their first year of high school, GCHS ninth-graders take introductory courses in areas of interest, while putting themselves on the track to fulfill the Kansas requirements for high school graduation.

For their sophomore year, students enroll in a career-focused academy and choose courses from the CTE career pathways offered at GCHS.

Area employers are invited to participate in the free event and will have an opportunity to speak with students about their chosen careers, what a typical day consists of, what you enjoy about your job and what students could be doing in high school to prepare for a rewarding career in your field.

Representatives from every career field are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The event is from 8 to 11 a.m. and will include employer presentations, one-on-one interaction with students and GCHS academy presentations.

Registration is available on the FCEDC website at www.ficoedc.com. The registration deadline is Nov. 21.

The Finney County Workforce Connection is a group of community partners working together to ensure sustainability of a quality workforce in Southwest Kansas. The purpose of the Finney County Workforce Connection is to create an aggressive community-wide campaign to recruit, enhance, and retain a sustainable workforce in the Finney County region.