CCISD College and Career Fair Launches Futures

CCISD College and Career Fair Launches Futures
Posted on 11/16/2018
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Thousands of Clear Creek ISD students are one-step closer to a more clear future.

Clear Creek ISD’s 2018 College and Career Fair, held at the CCISD Education Village on November 14, brought together the experts, resources and even ideas needed for a student seeking knowledge and guidance on their post-secondary plan.

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“Our annual College and Career Night is such an important event because it represents our commitment to ensuring that each student in CCISD has a personalized and viable post-secondary plan,” said Natalie Uranga, CCISD Director of Guidance and Counseling. “And even though you can find a wealth of information online, our families still want the opportunity to speak with a knowledgeable representative face-to-face.”

The fair not only draws in hundreds of college, university and military institutions, but features exhibits staffed with experts representing a wide variety of career fields. From neonatal nurse practitioner to fire fighter, representatives in these fields counsel students on the education path required for that career choice, estimated salaries and even provide direct contact information for follow up. CCISD Career and Technical Education instructors are also on hand to promote programs available to high school students looking to explore these fields before college.

“This event was beyond my expectations,” said Karen Maciel, parent of a Clear Springs High School senior. “It’s not just about four year colleges anymore. It opened our eyes to on the job training, grants, scholarships, internships, job descriptions, and careers we didn’t even know existed,” said Maciel.

Some students jump on the post-secondary bandwagon, or bus, as early as eighth grade. Clear Lake Intermediate Principal, Lonnie Leal, began a special tradition when he was principal at Space Center Intermediate. Leal leads a group pilgrimage, via school bus, to the CCISD College and Career Fair. He brought that tradition with him to the Eagles and many eighth graders take advantage of the group opportunity to get on the bus to plan early.

Clear Springs High School junior, Mackenzie Harden, knows she wants a digital arts degree. “The fair was definitely helpful to me because I could explore which colleges have programs toward my specific degree,” Harden said.

“We are very grateful for the collaborative efforts of the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO) and CCISD’s Career and Technical Education Department who help make this event happen every year,” Uranga said.

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