Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students are getting a jump-start on their future career paths thanks to the Claim Your Future Showcase. The fifth annual industry-focused event is a collaboration between BCPS and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Broward County’s official economic development partnership. It is being held virtually over two days, February 10 – 11, 2021, and is open to 11th-grade students in BCPS Career, Technical & Adult Education programs.
The event provides students with an opportunity to virtually network with local business leaders, hone employability skills through online workshops and engage in mock interviews through a secure platform while receiving feedback from business leaders. There is also an executive business panel discussion, sessions on post-secondary education opportunities and workplace readiness, and an expo with 40 local businesses, allowing students to explore a wide range of career possibilities and learn what skills are needed to pursue their professional goals.
Sponsors of this year’s Claim Your Future Showcase are the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and Wells Fargo.
“Our annual Claim Your Future Showcase allows students from across the district to learn firsthand about careers they can pursue right here in Broward County, including high-wage, targeted industries. We are thrilled to lead this initiative for a fifth year and present it 100% virtually,” said Bob Swindell, President & CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.
“The Claim Your Future Showcase is an outstanding event for our students,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “There are tremendous career opportunities available in Broward County. Having the chance to meet with representatives from these industries, receive career advice and get feedback on how to make the best impression on potential employers, is invaluable. It bridges the gap between what students learn in school and how it applies in the real world.”
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