Ward hosts first College and Career Fair - February 17, 2009

Record Number: 4785
Displayed from: Feb 17, 2009 , until: Feb 28, 2009

Students at L.C. Ward Education Center will have the opportunity to learn more about opportunities available to them after high school at the school's first College and Career Fair from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19. At least 20 individuals and organizations will participate, including several local colleges and universities and Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. "Having such a fair at Ward is an opportunity to show students that they cannot allow obstacles and past mistakes stand in their way. They still need to focus on their futures and think about what they want to become," instructor Kevin Howell said. "We want to motivate our young people to dream dreams."

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.