FWPS scholars will explore college and career opportunities during annual DiscoverU week

Posted by Kylin Oliphant on 10/8/2021

Federal Way, Wash. ­– Federal Way Public Schools scholars in grades PreK through 12 will participate in an annual week of college and career exploration activities, called DiscoverU Week, from Oct. 11-15.

Scholars will engage in activities that help them explore their career pathways with the help of local industry professionals and their teachers. They will also learn about the education and skills needed to reach their career goals.

This year’s themes are:

  • Discover Local Jobs (Monday)
  • Lead your Community (Tuesday)
  • Classroom to Career (Wednesday)
  • College Gear Day (Thursday)
  • Flash Forward Friday (Friday)

School and community partners will lead career and college exploration activities, from educators sharing their own education or career paths to representatives from colleges, trade schools, and other organizations discussing career opportunities in our region.

This week of college and career exploration is in direct support of district strategic plan Goal 5, Persistence to Graduation: High School Graduation through Successful Transitions. FWPS is committed to ensuring every scholar will successfully navigate the critical transitions in their schooling, and graduate from high school ready for college, career, and postsecondary experiences.

On Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 6-8 pm, the district will also hold its annual Life After High School Virtual College and Career Fair where middle and high school scholars can continue learning about postsecondary college and career options. The fair will provide opportunities to explore life after high school options including college, apprenticeship programs, military academies, technical schools, and careers. There will also be financial aid information and support available for students and families to encourage FAFSA and WASFA application completion.