EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — The El Paso Independent School District held its first ever Healthcare Expo and Job Fair at the Starlight Event Center on Thursday.
More than 370 El Paso ISD Career and Technical Education Health Science seniors received lessons and interviewed for positions with regional healthcare organizations.
The event is the latest milestone for El Paso ISD’s Career and Technical Education program, which prepares students to earn college credits, industry-based certifications and real-world experience to guide them for high-skill, high-wage and high-demand careers.
On Thursday, nearly 400 students, who will graduate in a few weeks with a healthcare industry-based certification, learned valuable information from healthcare partners who were on hand as exhibitors.
In addition, students interviewed for professional positions with organizations such as Las Palmas Del Sol, the Hospitals of Providence, University Medical Center and many others.
El Paso ISD Superintendent Diana Sayavedra delivered the event’s opening remarks, imploring students to continue to work hard in the pursuit of their dreams.
“We are pleased to provide this opportunity to our CTE students,” said Fernando Marquez, El Paso ISD CTE director. “These kids have worked hard throughout their time with the district and to be able to empower them in their future pursuits by giving them access to post-graduation opportunities is something we are immensely proud of.”
El Paso ISD graduation ceremonies begin Friday, June 9.
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