School-to-Career Expos Combine for Success

Photo courtesy of Mary Hambor

On April 10, Valley Regional High School (VRHS) and Old Saybrook High School teamed up to host their annual post-secondary expositions organized by School-to-Career coordinators Mary Hambor from VRHS and Carina Using from Old Saybrook High School. Presenters set up at Old Saybrook High School from 8 to 10 a.m. and then traveled a few short miles to VRHS, where they stayed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year's "combo expo" included more than 35 different post-secondary schools including community colleges, technical schools, cosmetology schools, and art schools from all over New England. The New York Film Academy and Husson College/New England School of Communications in Maine were the schools who traveled the furthest to attend. The Connecticut Water Company, John Casablanca Modeling and Talent Management, and General Dynamics were a few local businesses that were present in addition to Americorps, the Connecticut Department of Public Safety, and all branches of the United States Armed Services. The expo serves to highlight to students of all grade levels the many options available to them following their high school graduation. Between the two shoreline high schools, more than 700 students had the opportunity to speak to individuals in a variety of career fields.

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