Students will be entering a highly competitive global workforce. Nearly 90% of the fastest growing jobs in the United States require education beyond high school. Almost all jobs in the foreseeable future will need some form of certification or post-secondary degree. To become career and college ready, students need 21st century technical skills, as well as English and mathematics knowledge.
Our goal is for every Wake County Public School student to graduate globally competitive for work and postsecondary education and prepared for life in the 21st century. Students should see their counselor and Career Development Coordinator to begin developing the skills they need to become career, college and citizenship ready.
The following are a list of online resources that can assist in planning for college and careers:
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Most of our career exploration events take place at individual schools. Our middle and high schools host career fairs where students can meet and talk to business professionals.
The following events attract students from many schools:.
A Career Development Coordinator is available at each of our middle and high schools. Contact your coordinator to learn about career development programs at your school.