NFC Connections Summer 2020 - Page 10

Students from James Madison Preparatory High School attending NFC’s 2020 Career and Transfer Fair on Jan. 14 are, left to right, Nichole Nodzak, Abbie Reeves, Emery Wilkerson and Harsh Patel. STUDENTS EXPLORE COLLEGE AND CAREERS AT NFC Career Fair Close to 500 high school students attended the North Florida College Career and Transfer Fair on Jan. 14. Now in its second year, the event encourages current NFC students to explore their next step to a university or job while sharing valuable information about NFC programs and their connection to area jobs and universities with potential students. “We hope the event plants a few seeds for our future workforce, peeks interest in career paths, and helps our current and future students make informed decisions about their next step,” said Rick Davis, Associate Dean of Economic Development and Workforce Education at NFC. District high schools were invited to tour the NFC Career and Workforce Education building before attending the Career and Transfer Fair in the Colin P. Kelly Fitness Center gymnasium. The high school students explored programs, classrooms, simulation and training labs, and got to ask instructors questions about training and careers. Once at the fair, students had direct access to NFC advisors, area universities and employers. “The Career Fair gave me the chance to ask questions and get information from potential future employers,” said Emery Wilkerson, a senior at James Madison Preparatory High School and NFC dual enrollment student. “It was impressive to see how 8 NORTH FLORIDA COLLEGE