All 8th-grade students from Richards Middle School headed across the parking lot to tour the career and technical education (CTE) programs at Fraser High School. While this opportunity is not new, the strategic planning behind it is. FHS has 15 state-certified programs that students can enroll in.
CTE students from FHS led students on the tour, which grouped the programs into five categories. The 8th-grade students also had opportunities to ask the FHS students and teachers questions.
“This event was designed to help all 8th-grade students identify the career pathway they are interested in pursuing, so they can make informed choices when planning their FHS coursework,” said CTE Director Mr. Brent Brasure.
Following the tour, students were given a survey to determine which areas they were most interested in. The CTE department will also host monthly Lunch N Learns at RMS. This will allow 8th-grade students a chance to learn more from the FHS instructors and CTE student organization leaders.
A return trip to FHS is planned where RMS students will be able to shadow students in their program of interest. “The purpose of these projects is to build relationships with students and provide career pathway support for every student via our Marshall Plan for Talent Grant,” said Mr. Brasure.