Today: Hispanic Youth Career Fair at UW-Parkside
Today, Tuesday, May 7, UW-Parkside, in conjunction with Marquette University, Milwaukee Area Technical College and Waukesha Technical College (WCTC), host the 31st annual Hispanic Youth Career Fair. More than 250 high school students from Kenosha, Racine, South Milwaukee, and Waukesha school districts will be on-campus.
Students in attendance have the choice of two workshops in the career clusters of Arts and Humanities, Social and Human Services, Business, Law Enforcement, Education, and Health Sciences. The workshops are hosted by UW-Parkside alumnus professionals currently employed in the field.
The goal of the workshops is to give students a better idea of the paths to their goals and some of the hurdles they may face in achieving them.
"We want our Latino youth to be aware of their educational and career options and to talk to people who have been there and done that," said WCTC's Manuel Santos.
The day then offers students a college fair presenting 35 colleges from the tri-state area with information on all aspects of higher education including financial aid and financial planning. UW-Parkside's Latinos Unidos student organization provides the day's entertainment.The Hispanic Youth Career Fair was founded in 1981 by educators and community leaders. Its mission is to assist and motivate Latinos to pursue higher education by increasing their awareness of career choices and educational options available to them. Through the coordination of this annual event, students are presented with professional role models from the surrounding community.