January 15, 2015
Elizabethtown, KY — One of first steps a parent takes in helping their children identify career interests is provide them the tools necessary to explore their interest.
Hardin County Schools is providing a way for students that attend any school in Hardin County to learn about the options and opportunities available in our area. The district has asked parents of students that attend HCS middle schools and parents of students that go to other area schools to mark their calendars for the first HCS Opportunities Fair on January 29, 2015. It will take place at the HCS Early College and Career Center, also known as EC3, located at 200 University Drive in Elizabethtown.
Middle school-aged children and their parents that attend school in the county’s private schools and other districts are asked to arrive by 6 pm on January 29. Parents of eighth graders that currently attend Bluegrass Middle, East Hardin Middle, James T. Alton Middle, North Middle and West Hardin Middle Schools are invited to attend the Opportunities Fair at 6:30 that evening.
Both sessions will start with an information session led by EC3 Principal Dan Robbins and will consist of displays from all three HCS high schools and tours of EC3’s eight pathways.
“We want students from all corners of Hardin County to learn about unique career pathways,” Some of these are only offered in Kentucky by Hardin County Schools. No one can have an interest in something that they do not know exists. The Opportunities Fair will open doors to students and help them begin their road toward the global marketplace right here in Hardin County.”
Opportunities Fair attendees can discover information on the following:
- Early college opportunities at a reduced price.
- HCS programs – Work Ethic Certification, Gifted & Talented, MAP testing, extended school programs, college and business partnerships.
- Career pathways (some of which allow students to earn college credit and industry certificates)
- Health Science (nursing & allied health, EKG Tech, sports medicine and Phlebotomy Tech),
- Engineering & Robotics
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Automotive Technology
- Information Technology
- Culinary Arts
- Television Production
- Agriculture Education
- Early Childhood Education
- Consumer & Family Management
- Fundamentals of Teaching
- Business Education
- Marketing or Sports Marketing
- Management / Entrepreneurship
- JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps)
- Arts (i.e., music, chorus, fine arts, drama, dance, etc).
High school representatives will be present to answer questions about the various career and extracurricular programs available.
For more information, parents can contact the HCS Superintendent’s Office at 270-769-8800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.