200 partners + 7,000 Davidson County high school freshmen = engaged youth exploring college and careers
More than 7,000 Davidson County high school freshmen jammed the Music City Center exhibit hall to ask questions of business and technology companies, public utilities, police and fire agencies and dozens of local employers about the skills necessary to make it to college or a good career.
The seventh annual "My Future, My Way" Career Exploration Fair was hosted by Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, and was sponsored for the fifth consecutive year by Shoney’s.
“This event is always a big win for our students because of the conversations it sparks,” said Metro Schools Interim Director of Schools Chris Henson. “Thousands of Metro students engage in meaningful conversations with professionals of all types to explore their options for what to do after high school. When they leave, they have conversations with themselves, their parents and each other about where their interests lie and what they can do in the classroom to help get there.”
More than 200 Middle Tennessee businesses and non-profits participated in the Career Exploration Fair.
Read the full news release here and see some of the photos from the career fair below.