EAHS Pathways Day plants seeds for students’ future
May 2, 2019- Elizabethtown Area High School held its annual College and Career Fair (Pathways Day) on Thursday, May 2. The special program was designed to expose students to careers that may or may not involve the traditional college education and the educational opportunities available to them during high school and post graduation that align to those careers.
The career fair element of the program afforded EAHS juniors and undecided seniors the opportunity to network with area businesses that have internship, pre- apprenticeship, and cooperative employment opportunities available for students. The college fair element of the program allowed students to learn about dual enrollment, early enrollment, college-in-the-high school, and other educational options to get a head start their college education.
Through the face-to-face interaction with local employers, students explored career paths that are available in a wide array of professions and interact with local employers and college officials in numerous areas of interest including healthcare, science and technology, agriculture, the armed forces, cosmetology, manufacturing, physical therapy, the trades, and many others.
The Career and College Fair aligned to the District’s vision that is pivoting away from a narrow program focus of study where students take courses aligned to the possible college and careers they are interested in toward a much more impactful and broader model designed to help students become life ready. In doing so, it is the District’s goal to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and social and emotional wellness to be successful across a broad spectrum of opportunities that may or may not include a college degree and can fall across a broad range of platforms including skilled and high occupation labor that provide a living wage, professions in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and Humanities fields, and careers in the armed forces.