Uniondale High School recently held a career fair where the community met with career professionals and learned about vocational, certificate, transitional, and apprenticeship programs. The event was open to students, teachers, staff, families, and all Uniondale residents. The event was sponsored by the New York State My Brother's Keeper organization.
Several colleges were present at the career fair, including the Universal Technical Institute, Hofstra University, Lincoln Technical Institute, New York Institute of Technology, Nassau Community College, Farmingdale Community College, Suffolk Community College, Long Island University, and the College of Automotive Technology. Applications for scholarships were also available.
For those browsing prospective careers, there was a wide array of local businesses and organizations to network with. Those present included the Nassau County Police Department, Nassau County Civil Service Commission, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, Premier Endodontics of Long Island, New York State Realtor Better Homes Garden Dream Properties, Public Librarianship and Library Administration, Built Well Solar Energy Corp., Uniondale UFSD Transportation and Guardian Bus Co., Fidelis Care, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, NP Simms Holistic Community, and Project Hope Nassau at the New Horizon Counseling Center.
For attending students who were interested in alternative post-secondary opportunities, Long Island Regional Partnership at The Center for Community and Inclusion at Long Island University, Nassau BOCES, AHRC Gordon, AHRC Nassau, and The Brookville Center for Children's Services were present.
Recruiters from the Army, Coast Guard, Navy, and Air Force also came to speak with students.
"The career fair had an excellent turnout," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Monique Darrisaw-Akil. "What was especially unique about this career fair was that it gave our students, as well as everyone else who attended, a broad spectrum of career choices available to them. For our students, it was especially illuminating in that it provided them with information on the many technical and vocational opportunities to be considered as career choices. They came away from this experience knowing that there are avenues to explore other than the more traditional four-year college after high school graduation. I want to extend my appreciation to everyone who helped make this career fair a huge success."
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