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A visitor at the Career Options Fair speaks with a representative from Lone Star College-Tomball’s Veterinary Technology program at the fifth annual Career Options Fair on Oct. 24 at the Berry Center. More than 600 students and guests attended the event and were able to learn about career and technical programs and industry certification opportunities within CFISD, as well as meet with trade and technical schools and learn of other career opportunities.

A visitor at the Career Options Fair speaks with a representative from Lone Star College-Tomball’s Veterinary Technology program at the fifth annual Career Options Fair on Oct. 24 at the Berry Center. More than 600 students and guests attended the event and were able to learn about career and technical programs and industry certification opportunities within CFISD, as well as meet with trade and technical schools and learn of other career opportunities. 

CYPRESS — More than 600 middle school and high school students and parents learned about career and technical programs and industry certification opportunities at the fifth annual Career Options Fair, held Oct. 24 at the Berry Center.

All 18 of CFISD’s career and technical education (CTE) programs and AFJROTC were represented by teachers and high school students. The programs included:

  • agriculture;
  • architecture/construction;
  • automotive;
  • audio/video productions (AVP);
  • child guidance;
  • computer science;
  • cosmetology;
  • culinary arts;
  • education and training;
  • engineering;
  • fashion;
  • general business/marketing;
  • health science;
  • interior design;
  • manufacturing;
  • multimedia;
  • networking; and
  • welding.

Dr. Linda Macias, associate superintendent of curriculum & instruction and accountability, gets her hair braided by a CFISD cosmetology student at the Career Options Fair, held Oct. 24 at the Berry Center. Cosmetology was among the 18 district career and technical education programs represented at the fair.

Dr. Linda Macias, associate superintendent of curriculum & instruction and accountability, gets her hair braided by a CFISD cosmetology student at the Career Options Fair, held Oct. 24 at the Berry Center. Cosmetology was among the 18 district career and technical education programs represented at the fair.

“CFISD is the largest district in the state of Texas offering a full range of CTE courses to every high school student, regardless of which campus they attend,” said Denise Kubecka, CTE director. “Events such as the Career Options Fair allow us to showcase the multitude of options available to students to get a jumpstart on their career while still in high school.”

In addition to learning of the different programs, fair patrons had the opportunity to speak with various trade and technical schools, as well as companies and other possible career opportunities that were in attendance. Kubecka said coupling the fair just weeks after CFISD’s annual College Night is an opportunity to give students information on a vast array of options available to them after graduation.

CFISD automotive student pose at their display Oct. 24 at the Career Options Fair at the Berry Center. The event gave middle school and high school students and parents the opportunity to learn about CFISD’s career and technical programs – like automotive – and industry certification opportunities.

CFISD automotive students pose at their display Oct. 24 at the Career Options Fair at the Berry Center. The event gave middle school and high school students and parents the opportunity to learn about CFISD’s career and technical programs – like automotive – and industry certification opportunities.

The collaborative event was presented by the district’s CTE coordinators and college and career specialists.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to partner with Denise Kubecka and her team in the department of Career and Technical Education to showcase our students and staff and the quantity and quality of CTE offerings in our district, as well as post-secondary options available for students pursuing additional degrees and certifications,” said Katrina Nelson, advanced academics director.

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