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North Carroll High School and Manchester Valley High School Host Inaugural Career Fair

Release Date: 11/2/2011 10:05:41 AM

North Carroll High School and Manchester Valley High School will hold their first annual Career Fair on Thursday, November 10, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at North Carroll High School, located at 1400 Panther Drive in Hampstead, Maryland. The event is open to all middle and high school students and is designed to allow students to explore career choices by speaking with community members who are experienced in a variety of occupations.
      
In light of current economic conditions, today’s students are interested in learning more about market forecasts, incomes and job security. Volunteers from the community can enlighten them about future job growth and expected stability. In addition, students can learn more about which courses they should pursue during their high school years to better prepare for acceptance into stringent collegiate programs and post-secondary schools. “More than ever before, students have to research their college and career goals in order to make informed decisions about their future,” states Carie Reese, Department Chairperson of the Manchester Valley High School Counseling Office. 
      
Area professionals are volunteering their time to meet with interested students to answer questions and provide meaningful information about their careers. “The response we’ve seen from the community is overwhelming. People understand that our students need the opportunity to speak with experts to learn more about the day-to-day lives of in the careers they may pursue,” says Carla Hirsch, Department Chairperson of the North Carroll High School Counseling Office. As an example, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department will be demonstrating fingerprinting technique. Representatives will be on hand to discuss careers including administrative assistant, attorney, broadcaster, physician, nurse, mortician, entrepreneur (restoration), spa owner, teacher, tree trimmer, bed and breakfast owner, social worker, education administration, military, firefighter, and police officer.
 
The Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons with regard to its employment practices and in the provision of services, programs, and activities. The CCPS does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. The CCPS provides non-discriminatory access to school facilities in accordance with its policies and regulations regarding the community use of schools (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts). The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Gregory J. Bricca, Director of Research and Accountability, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3068.
 
The Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Office of Community and Media Relations at 410-751-3020 or publicinfo@carrollk12.org, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7-1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities or the Supervisor of Community and Media Relations: Raymond Prokop, Director of Facilities, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3177, or Carey Gaddis, Supervisor of Community and Media Relations, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3020.

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