WCASD
Career Education

About our Program

The West Chester Area School District's Career Education Program is multi-faceted and provides high school students with unique opportunities to enter into, and learn about, the world of work. Throughreal world observation and hands-on experiences, students connect school-based learning with the core skills and technical training needed for future success.

This site offers information and resources to guide students as they prepare for life after high school. Our goal is to help students recognize the many paths to success!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will shift focus this fall to support students in a remote learning environment. While in-person job shadows and internships are on hold, our virtual programming will provide opportunities to continue to tease out your interests, abilities, and related career options - including the best ways to get there!

We will continue to add content and events for all, so check back with us often!

IMPORTANT UPDATES & UPCOMING EVENTS

Check out these upcoming virtual sessions with industry professionals!

Virtual Open Houses
Allied Health, STEM, Skilled Trades, Advanced Manufacturing and Emergency Services, Communication, Art & Humanities and Business, Computing & Social Science
October 24 - November 7

Join Delaware County Community College this fall for our Virtual Open Houses. You will have the chance to interact with representatives from the College’s five academic divisions.

Click here to see dates, times, and to register today!

Wednesday, October 28
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Representatives from over 100 colleges nationwide have the opportunity to meet with high school students and their parents at Chester County Virtual College Fair, which is hosted by the Chester County Intermediate Unit.

Students may preview institutions from October 26-28. Colleges will be "live" on Wednesday, October 28 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Click here to see schedule

Click here to register


YMWIC Annual College and Career Expo
Sat 11/7/20 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Get valuable information that will benefit families about:
• College Preparedness
• The College Application Process
• FAFSA (Financial Aid
• College and Campus Life
• STEM Careers
• Resume Writing
• Personal Branding
• And More!

Click here to register today!

CCIU Virtual Computer Science Fair
November & December 2020
(Dates to be announced)

TIME OPTIONS:
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. or 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Career discovery with CS professionals in cyber security, network engineering, robotics, programming and Esports

  • Multiple one-hour job shadowing sessions

  • Practical exposure to actual CS projects and professional meetings

Click here to register today!

Interested in meeting (virtually) with a college rep of your choice?

Sign into Naviance and look at "What's new" on your home page for a list of virtual college rep visits. You'll need to register in advance!

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COLLEGE FAIRS, TOURS & VIRTUAL EVENTS

OPTIONS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

SPEAKER & VIDEO SERIES

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West Chester Area Education Foundation

The Foundation is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to supplement creative, meaningful, real-world experiences for students in the West Chester Area School District. Click here to learn more!