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C-NS Career Center Helps Students Explore Options for College and Career

On Friday, October 22, Erin Deaver, the Career Education Coordinator for Cicero-North Syracuse High School’s Career Center brought 27 C-NS seniors to a special open house at Onondaga Community College. As part of her work in the Career Center, Deaver regularly works with students to help them develop their plans for their future after high school. The Career Center is designed to allow students to explore career interests and consider options including military and trades in addition to college and career. Students can spend time building their resumes and learning workforce preparation skills as well as getting financial aid and scholarship assistance.
The October 22 visit to OCC provided the seniors with a glimpse of on campus life and allowed them to learn about that school’s specific program. Deaver said, “With many parents working more than one job or odd shifts, not all students readily have the option to visit colleges. By providing that opportunity as part of their school day, we are allowing these seniors to explore alternatives that might otherwise be unavailable.”

Several ENL (English as a New Language) students also took part in the October 22 trip. The English as a New Language program in the North Syracuse Central School District has grown a great deal over the past several years with schools working to provide the best learning options for English Language Learners. The ENL students were excited to have the opportunity to learn more about college options through the visit.