Preparing Students for Success After High School

Continuing to Support the KSD Class of 2021

Staff members The pandemic has changed many things in our world, but our students’ futures remain bright and we continue to support the Kent School District Class of 2021 with resources and tools to plan for their next steps after high school. During Career and Technical Education Month in February, we want to thank our CTE Career Specialists for finding creative ways to engage and support high school seniors across our district.

“College and career planning is crucial for our students,” Anthony Berry, a career specialist at Kentridge High School explained. “It allows them to make connections from the classroom to life after high school.”

During remote learning, our CTE Career Specilaists have been organizing and inviting students from all of our high schools to join virtual meetings, workshops, and panels to hear from guest speakers about skills for success, futures in fields like STEM, and to explore pathways like college and the military.

“The virtual programs and events open options and builds the foundation for our students to discover the postsecondary education that suits them,” Berry added.

In October, they also organized a drive-thru event to help remind seniors that although this year looks different, it’s still important to continue thinking and planning for their futures.

Student photo Kent-Meridian High School Senior Arian Hakimi, shown on the right, said these virtual meetings and support from the College & Career Center at his school has been critical to planning for his future.

“As a senior, I had so many question marks in my head at the beginning of the year and I was worried about my future,” he said. “I attended workshops, listened to the perspective of professionals, and most importantly, I found answers to my questions. I can’t find the words to express my deep gratitude for all their support.”

Celebrating CTE Month in KSD

February is CTE Month, learn more about how our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and pathways are providing twenty-first century skills for our secondary students.

Article Source: Kent Meridian High School