Eighth graders get a taste of the real world at the first Waco ISD Middle School College and Career Fair.
Shortly before the winter holiday, middle school students in Waco ISD took a short break from the school day to explore college and career opportunities awaiting them in the real world.
The first Waco ISD Middle School Career Fair was held on December 7, 2016, at the Waco Convention Center. The event filled the largest meeting room, Chisholm Hall, which was just the right size for the 1,300 eighth-grade students who attended the fair from the district’s five middle schools: Cesar Chavez Middle, Tennyson Middle, Lake Air Montessori Magnet, Indian Spring Middle, and Carver Middle.
To intrigue the students with possible career choices, the room was filled with a wide variety of information and activity booths. Representatives from 45 businesses from a diverse selection of disciplines and industries were available to answer career-related questions.
In addition, representatives from 15 local colleges or college programs were also present to provide information about high school and college choices.
High school students from Waco ISD’s academies also devoted their time and answered questions about the various programs and academies offered at both of the high schools.
It was a beneficial day for middle school students who sacrificed a few hours of class time to begin preparing for the future.
Waco ISD thanks the many businesses, colleges, and volunteers who participated to help make the first Middle School College and Career Day a success.