FWPS Life After High School College and Career Fair Returns In-Person, Draws Over 700 Scholars and Their Families.
Federal Way, Wash. — On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) hosted its annual Life After High School College and Career Fair at Thomas Jefferson High School, continuing its commitment to ensuring scholars are college and career ready.
The fair, designed for middle and high school scholars, has traditionally drawn hundreds of attendees, and this week’s event was no different. Over 700 scholars and their families attended, providing a chance for scholars to connect with representatives from over 50 post-secondary institutions. These included 2- and 4-year colleges and universities, apprenticeships, trade schools, military, and other options to pursue following high school graduation.
Several workshops were also available to help scholars prepare for and pursue post-secondary education. Some of this year’s workshops included Financial Aid Basics offered in both English and Spanish, College Applications and Essays, and MaiaLearning and the High School and Beyond Plan. The event also featured panels for scholars to learn more about apprenticeships and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Finally, the FAFSA/WASFA open lab returned to provide students and families support completing the application process for this important financial aid.
Life After High School is in direct support of the FWPS district strategic plan Goal 5, Persistence to Graduation: High School Graduation through Successful Transitions. The goal states that every scholar will successfully navigate the critical transitions in their schooling, and will graduate from high school ready for college, career, and postsecondary experiences.