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Career Convention a Success!

The High School hosted its fifth Career Convention on March 22 for 10 - 12th grade students, and a Day of Discovery for 9th graders, and what a success it was! 
 
Striving to highlight the need for in demand careers in the area, companies from thriving industries, including the manufacturing and health fields, came in to speak to students about career options available in the community after high school. There were also local colleges/universities on hand to talk about their popular programs and the various educational opportunities available to students to prepare them for their chosen career field.
 
Sophomores participated in a Traveling Speaker Series that touched on health and wellness, college athletics, and career and colleges advice, while freshmen students participated in a Day of Discovery where they visited local colleges and companies on site.
 
While mingling with the professionals, students were also able to win gift cards through a scavenger hunt based on their demonstration of soft skills (firm handshake, eye contact, etc.). All students received a BINGO look-alike card and every vendor received a BINGO dot-dabber. When a student demonstrated a soft skill listed, the vendor was able to mark it on the BINGO card. All students that filled their card were entered into a drawing to win one of the four gift cards. 
 
Thank you to all who came out to support us -- students, staff, vendors, colleges and universities. It was a great night! Below the picture gallery, you can see the list of participants from the event.
 
 

Albright Knox Art Gallery

ARMY Corps

BAK USA

Geico

GM

Hyatt Regency

Keller Technology

Labor Dept of NY

Niagara Falls Culinary Institute

People Inc.

Quackenbush Co.

Remedy Intelligent Staffing

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Speed Global Services

Steamfitters and Plumbers Union

Tesla

Trucking Association of NY

US Army

US Navy

Women in Construction

Alfred State

Buffalo State College

D’Youville College

Daemen College

ECC

Genesee Community College

Jamestown Community College

Niagara CCC

Niagara University

Say Yes to Education

Trocaire College

Villa Maria College

 

Traveling Speaker Series:

Carly Duszynski

D'Youville College

College Admissions, expectations and tips for success

Al Monaco

Villa Maria College

College athletics, commitment and expectations

Kathleen Gust 

Missing & Exploited

Cyber safety, sextortion

Rob DeGrandpre

Assistant Athletics Director

Balancing college and athletics and academics

Jenna Luehrsen

Leadership Buffalo

Leadership Buffalo

Joanne Colmerauer

ECC

Transitioning to College

Ali Newman

Say YES

Say YES Buffalo Scholarship

Paul Kubala

Erie County Youth Services-Detention

Positive Decision-Making

Sara Komoroske

Planned Parenthood

Sexual Health, Planned Parenthood Services

Rick Salada

Horizon Health Services

Drug Use

Trevor Hoehn

Multiple

Military Pathways to College and Business

Mike MacDonald

Daeman College

College athletics, commitment and expectations

Damian Mordecai

GLYS-Director of Engagement and Ed.

LQBTQ Issues, GLYS, acceptance, diversity




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