Waukegan 8th Grade Students Explore College of Lake County Opportunities
United Way understands how critical it is to expose middle school students to career and college possibilities as they prepare for high school. Through a partnership with College of Lake County (CLC), TRiO/Educational Talent Search and Robert Abbott Middle School (RAMS), students learned about TRiO summer opportunities and support programs for a positive transition from middle school to high school.
The students attended a Career Degrees and Certificates Fair. CLC faculty members and Tech Campus students created hands-on and interactive stations where the RAMS students could learn more about careers such as Fire Science and Technology, Nursing and Emergency Medical Technology, Mechatronics, Laser Photonics and Engineering, Hospitality and Culinary Management, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, General EMPS Information, Legal Studies, Health and Wellness, and Digital Media Design. The 8th graders and their teachers were amazed with the variety of opportunities available at CLC.
RAMS students also had the wonderful opportunity to meet and talk with CLC students from various student clubs. Members of Sister 2 Sister, Men of Vision, Exito Program, Student Government/Phi Theta Kappa, and the EXPLORE program encouraged the 8th graders to create college experiences that are well rounded and meaningful. The students also learned about what Dual Credit is and how it will benefit them in high school as well as in college. The trip allowed the 8th graders to get a glimpse of what college feels like both academically and socially.
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