Students from Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) education programs joined thousands of other high school students from the Capital Region in an event designed to provide students with guidance on college and career opportunities.
Career GPS, held October 13-14 at Cal Expo in Sacramento, was managed by LEED (Linking Education and Economic Development). SCOE served as one of the sponsors.
The event was designed to help high school students navigate their futures through an interactive career fair showcasing a broad range of career and education options. Career GPS helped students gain a better understanding of how their education affects potential career and education pathways.
Students experienced hands-on exhibits from nearly 150 employers, training providers, colleges, and universities. They participated in workshops ranging from financial literacy to career planning. They also took part in panel discussions with employers to explore personal career paths.
In addition, students heard from volunteers about the importance of well-written and well-presented résumés and cover letters, participated in informational interviews, and received advice on developing a professional online media presence.