We are in the last quarter of the year! June will be here before we know it and we’ll be lining up for the Passport Ceremony and home school graduations! Let me be the first to say congratulations!!
Over the last two years our seniors have been preparing for this moment. They have put themselves in position for success in careers, college, and military. They have learned both academic and career skills that will allow them to have confidence moving into the next phase of their lives.
We will showcase SWCA on May 2nd from 1:00-5:00 pm during our 1st SWCA Community Day. SWCA will open its doors to the public so they can experience each of our programs, interact with students and our industry partners. Attendees will be able to experience car care clinics, wellness checks, mini-manicures, photography demonstrations, food trucks, password security, engineering olympics, and more. We invite you to come and experience the great work our students do everyday at SWCA.
May and June is also the time for seniors to make sure they are prepared for the next step. Students should make sure all their documents are in order, applied for any financial aid, worked with our career pathways specialists, have transcripts ordered, and/or secured employment. If your student is still unsure of their post-graduation plans please set up a time to meet with their school counselor.
This is also an important time for our Juniors. Students should get involved in the industry they are pursuing. Volunteering at a hospital or nursing home, finding work in the automotive field, setting up an internship at a salon are all things SWCA students have done in the past to prepare themselves for their senior year and beyond. Students should look for these opportunities to get involved in their career field and build relationships that will help establish their future.
Having a solid plan with clear goals will minimize a lot of stress about the future. Whether your student is about to graduate or become a senior, encourage them to work on his/her career plan.
James P. Marion
Our mission at SWCA is to develop professional, technical and leadership skills in all students; preparing them for college and careers through real-world learning, post-secondary credits, and industry credentials.