Fairfax City

Career Connections Week at Fairfax Academy for Communications and the Arts

Categories: Fairfax City, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

Fairfax Academy for Communication and the Arts is a “school within a school” – a career and technical academy within Fairfax High School welcoming students from across Fairfax County Public Schools for classes such as Fashion Design, Television Production, Musical Theatre, Dance, Music and Composition, Social Media Marketing and foreign language. Each year the Academy conducts “Career Connections Week” where they welcome alumni and industry professionals to come give workshops, presentations and career advice. A musical theatre student can listen to a talent agent discussing presentation audition techniques and social media tips. Dance students take three dance workshops from professional dancers and artistic directors. Chinese students can meet with staff members from nearby George Mason University about career opportunities and practiced Chinese calligraphy. The week has become a homecoming and celebration for Academy students where they are able to see real world applications in their current coursework.

Contact:

Diego Wilson
Director, Fairfax Academy for Communications and the Arts
Diego.Wislon@fcps.edu
703-219-2226


Career Talks

Categories: Fairfax City, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

Fairfax High School created "Career Talks" in 2014. Career Talks began as a partnership between the school and community volunteers to bring professionals from various industries into the school for students to listen, learn and ask questions. Professionals such as a pediatrician, Washington Post reporter, information technology specialist, fire fighter and agents in both the FBI and CIA visited Fairfax High School and spoke with students to provide first-hand information on how to enter and succeed in these fields. The professionals were interviewed by a moderator and then were asked questions by the student-audience. The popular series was designed to help students connect the work they are doing in school to future career opportunities and postgraduate plans.

Description:

Carrie Dorsey
Communications Specialist
carrie.dorsey@fairfaxva.gov
703-385-7911