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Mission area 8th grade college and career readiness fair to be held at VMHS

Eighth grade students from Mission CISD (Consolidated Independent School District), Sharyland ISD (Independent School District), and La Joya ISD (Independent School District) are being encouraged to attend a special College and Career Readiness Fair designed just for them. The fair is a project of the Mission Career Center Project and RGV LEAD. It will be held at Veterans Memorial High School, 700 E. Two Mile Rd., Mission, on Saturday, November 2, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

                This is designed to help students and their parents learn about the targeted occupations in the surrounding area and what educational training is needed to qualify for those higher paying jobs. Officials said they hope students and their families will learn more about career-related programs of study in their high schools in order to better prepare them to make choices as they make the transition from junior high schools/middle schools to high school, college and their future careers.

                The fair will include: educational success tips, high school programs of study like six-year plans and career pathways, along with business and industry partner and college/university information booths.

                The Mission Career Center Project is a joint effort of the three Mission area school districts, along with the Mission Economic Development Corporation, and the City of Mission; focused on aligning high school career pathways and curriculum to better prepare students for the emerging area business market and college entrance requirements.

                Eighth grade students and parents from Mission CISD, Sharyland ISD, and La Joya ISD can contact their campus counselors for more information about the college and career readiness fair.

                Others needing more information about the 8th Grade College and Career Readiness Fair, contact Martha Gutierrez at 956-364-4509.

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