Begin Exploring and Working Towards Your Career
Interested in business? Or want to become a web developer? If you know what you want to do after high school or even if you aren’t sure, GEAR UP FWCS helps you explore opportunities for a successful future. Begin to uncover and work towards your future educational goals and career in the GEAR UP FWCS program.
A GEAR UP FWCS student advisor can help you prepare for your future today.
Visit colleges with an advisor or learn more about enrolling in and succeeding through college
Intern at many local businesses and organizations
Explore a possible career by job shadowing at a business or organization
CAREER WORKFORCE SEMINARS
Learn more about career opportunities
Receive information and support about FAFSA
Become more financially literate for your education and career goals
DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES
Take college courses while still enrolled in high school
Engage in STEM resources
GEAR UP FWCS CLUBS
Participate in a variety of FWCS clubs
Attend in-person or virtual workshops to learn more about opportunities for your post-high school path
Hear from our students
"The GEAR UP Program is teaching me about new opportunities that I didn’t know about before."
Brook Bork, Class of 2024
"GEAR UP has been helping me from 7th grade until now. The GEAR UP Program is helping me learn about colleges, life and other information for the future. The GEAR UP Program gave me details about different types of degrees that I can get and the many possible ways I can earn the degrees."
Brianna Betty, Class of 2025
"GEAR UP is helping me achieve my future goals!"Nuam Dim, Class of 2025
"The GEAR UP Program taught me about the 21st Century Scholars Program. It is a great system and I think it is a good way to be more prepared for college."ADAM MUSTEDANAGIC, CLASS OF 2024
"Last year, GEAR UP took a few of us on a field trip to Ivy Tech/Smith Field Airport through FWCS Career Academy at Anthis. Although I like helping people and am interested in Human Services, GEAR UP is helping me plan out my future and is showing me that I have more options after high school. It’s nice to be aware of what I can do in the future."
Tayna Upchurch, Class of 2024
"I like GEAR UP because I have someone to talk to about school. At first, I didn’t want to come to school, but I like it when my GEAR UP Student Advisor helps me with my homework. He cares about my schoolwork and now I think I want to go to college like he did."
Ethan Amaro, Class of 2025
As a GEAR UP student, I’ve learned that you can get a better education and a better job by going to college. I’m currently a student-athlete, I think that it would be interesting doing that in college. I’m even interested in pursuing a career that’s tied to sports."Skyler Abdulrahim, Class of 2025
"GEAR UP has helped me focus on my interests and helped me discover different paths and careers. It’s even taught me that I should have a Plan B if my original career choice does not work out."
Taryn Michels, Class of 2024