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World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day

Franklin Special School District and Williamson County Schools

16th Annual Career Exploration Day
Williamson County Ag Expo Park


November 9, 2017
8:30-2:30 

The 16th annual World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day will be held Thursday, November 9, 2017. This comprehensive career day provides eighth-grade students in the Franklin Special School District and public, private and home school students in Williamson County with valuable information about the many career opportunities available. The schools recognize there are specific workforce needs for Williamson County and Middle Tennessee and are taking an active role in introducing students to current and emerging career opportunities by offering more career education within the curriculum. The World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day is an excellent strategy for getting students authentically engaged in learning about careers.

Business Partners Needed as Exhibitors

You and/or another representative from your company are invited to partner with the local public schools as a participant in the 2017 World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day. In addition to providing students with valuable information, this is a great opportunity to publicize and provide awareness for your organization. If you are interested in participating, please submit your information online by October 16.

No fee is required to exhibit, but you can be recognized as a Career Exploration Day sponsor by contributing $200.00. Fees collected will help cover the cost of hospitality, signage, exhibit set-up, transportation, and other miscellaneous expenses.

Purpose: To have local business and professional community leaders give students the opportunity to explore the world of work in relationship to the student’s individual interests, skills, work ethic, and post-secondary choices.

The audience: Approximately 3200 eighth grade students will attend. Students from Williamson County public, private, and home schools are invited to participate. Most have completed career exploration curriculum at their schools.

Student participation: The students will interview 3-5 career role models while at the Career Exploration Day. The majority of the career role model interviews will be with professionals in career areas in which the student has shown an interest. They will be encouraged to conduct interviews with professionals in career areas in which the student is not interested or knows little about this field.

Exhibitor participation: The exhibitor will serve as a career role model for the students. Students will visit an exhibit prepared to interview the career role model. The students will be prepared to ask the exhibitors questions. The exhibitors will not only be prepared to answer questions regarding education/training requirements, job responsibilities, and salary, but will also provide an interactive activity within the booth that will help the career “come alive.” Examples include but are not limited to dressing in “uniform;” demonstrating tools, instruments, and computer programs/software; playing videos, etc. Hospitality room/lunch provided for exhibitors.

Sponsorship:  Career Exploration Day sponsors are greatly needed and highly appreciated. If you or your business would like to help sponsor this event, please go online and complete the form or mail a check to the attention of Rebecca Collins in the amount of $200.00 (made payable to Williamson County Schools, 1320 West Main St, Ste. 202, Franklin, TN 37064). As a sponsor, your company name will appear on signage, in the Williamson County School District’s electronic newsletter IN FOCUS, listed on the FSSD and Williamson County Schools websites, and mentioned during Career Day.

How can you support the World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day?

You can help to make this Career Exploration Day a reality for students. We are seeking:

  1. Exhibitors to be career role models
  2. Donations or Sponsors to pay for transporting students to and from the Career Exploration Day
  3. Donations or Sponsors to pay for drapes and table rental
  4. Donations or Sponsors to cover hospitality expenses
  5. Donations or Sponsors to provide programs and maps
  6. Donations or Sponsors to provide signage
  7. Donations or Sponsors to cover other miscellaneous items

The fee to become a sponsor is $200. Sponsors will receive visibility/recognition for their support that will include the company name on tee-shirts, signage and in Williamson County School District’s electronic newsletter IN FOCUS. The company will also be listed on the Franklin Special School District and Williamson County Schools web site and mentioned during the Career Exploration Day on WC-TV.

In addition, participants may find employees who are skilled and interested in becoming a contributing member of their organization.

 

Exhibitor Information and Registration

 

For more information, please contact:

Lee Kirkpatrick
Student Support Services Supervisor
Franklin Special School District
615-591-2802

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors:

2016 Sponsors

  • Berry Farms Chiropractic, PLC
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Booker Engineering, Inc.
  • Center Point Professional Services
  • Columbia State Community College
  • Cool Springs Laser Dentistry
  • Cornerstone Financial Credit Union
  • Franklin Special School District
  • Go Build
  • Lee Company
  • Mars Petcare
  • Middle TN Electric Membership Corporation
  • Nissan Manufacturing
  • Service King Collision Repair
  • Skanska USA Building Inc.
  • Snaproll Media, LLC
  • Sonic Drive In
  • Tennessee Trucking Foundation
  • The Farm at Natchez Trace
  • The Goddard School- Franklin
  • The Tennessee Credit Union
  • Tressler & Associates
  • Tutor Doctor Franklin
  • Williamson County Ag Expo Park
  • Williamson County Schools
  • Williamson Medical Center

Please register as an exhibitor by clicking the link below.
The Business Registration button is in the top right section of the Williamson County Schools’ website.

Exhibitor Information and Registration