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11-10-15 — Future Looks Bright at Eighth-grade Career Expo

Nov. 10, 2015 ~ District eighth-graders had the opportunity to see what possibilities the future may hold as they took part in the 14th Annual Olathe Public Schools Career Expo on Oct. 21.

More than 2,000 students spoke with community career representatives who matched their career interests, discovered occupational outlooks for their career interest areas and learned about traditional and non-traditional careers at the annual expo that took place at the Regnier Center at Johnson County Community College.

Representatives from more than 50 career fields were on hand to talk with the eighth-graders and provide information that will help them realize post-secondary requirements for their careers of interest. It was also an opportunity for eighth-graders to gain exposure to the 21st Century High School programs.

The 40-minute interactive sessions for each Olathe middle school were designed to help them acquire self-knowledge and skills to make decisions and set goals while developing awareness of personal strengths and assets. It also provided the perfect opportunity for them to work on their effective and respectful verbal and nonverbal communication skills.