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The Alliance & Broward County Public Schools Partner for Student Success

Friday, February 03, 2017
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Broward County’s official economic development partnership, is collaborating with Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) on a new career fair, the Claim Your Future Showcase. Geared toward 11th grade students in the BCPS Career, Technical, Adult & Community Education (CTACE) program, this year’s career fair is modeled and named after the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County’s successful 2016 career fair.

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., approximately 1,500 students will meet with representatives from 40-50 Alliance member companies at the BB&T Center in Sunrise.

Students will explore a variety of career possibilities and learn about the skills needed to pursue their professional goals. Students will attend panel discussions with C-level (high level) executives, participate in breakout sessions on the topics of resume writing, learn about business etiquette, and conduct mock interviews where they will receive one-on-one feedback from their executive interviewers. Participating companies will have a chance to meet and recruit summer interns.

“We recognize that building our talent pipeline starts when students begin to choose their career pathways and are thrilled to bring this event to BCPS students. We hope they are inspired to discover and pursue opportunities in our community’s many strong industry sectors,” said Bob Swindell, President & CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.

“We are proud to partner with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance on several initiatives linking the local business community with our talented and creative students. With programs such as this, we are helping our students discover incredible career opportunities in South Florida,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.

For more information, contact Susan Climan, Manager – Education Programs at scliman@gflalliance.org or 954-627-0126.

About the Alliance:
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance  (www.gflalliance.org) is Broward County’s official public/private partnership for economic development. Its mission is to lead Broward County in building a stronger and more diverse economy by stimulating the creation of new jobs and capital investment while facilitating the growth and retention of businesses in Broward County.

About Broward County Public Schools:
“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 271,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 236 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 100 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 208 different countries and 181 different languages. To learn more, visit browardschools.com. Follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.