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Career Quest 2018

Franklin Special School District and Williamson County Schools

17th Annual Career Exploration Fair
Williamson County Ag Expo Park


November 8, 2018

The 17th annual Career Quest Day will be held Thursday, November 8, 2018. 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 Career Quest 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 Career Quest 2018. 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 17.

There is no cost to be an exhibitor at the event, but there is an optional $200 sponsorship available to help offset marketing and operation costs. Sponsors will get their business’s name on the back of the Career Quest t-shirt and on the signage. 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 Quest. 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 Quest 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 WCS Career Counselor Anna Roberts 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 FSSD/WCS Career Quest?

You can help to make this Career Quest 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 Ag Expo Center
  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 Quest 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, Ed.D.
Student Support Services Supervisor
Franklin Special School District
615-591-2802

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:

2017 Sponsors

  • Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, and Cannon, Inc.
  • Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee, Inc.
  • Booker Engineering, Inc.
  • City of Franklin Human Resources
  • Class 101 Nashville
  • Columbia State Community College
  • Community Coffee
  • Cool Springs Laser Dentistry – Kellye N. Rice, DMD
  • Cornerstone Financial Credit Union
  • Franklin Special School District
  • Layton Construction
  • Lee Company
  • LifeWay Christian Resources
  • Microsoft
  • Middle TN Electric Membership Corporation
  • Nissan Manufacturing
  • Patterson Hardee & Ballentine, CPAs
  • Service King Collison Repair
  • SONIC Drive-in
  • Tennessee Trucking Foundation
  • The Farm at Natchez Trace
  • The Goddard School – Franklin/Cool Springs
  • The Tennessee Credit Union
  • The TMA Group
  • Tutor Doctor Franklin
  • Visit Franklin – Williamson Co Conventions & Visitors Bureau
  • Williamson County Ag Expo Park
  • Williamson County Schools
  • Williamson Medical Center
  • Women in Technology of TN

2017 Donors

  • Better Business Bureau of Middle TN
  • Columbia State Community College
  • Cool Springs EyeCare
  • Cornerstone Financial Credit Union
  • First Citizens National Bank
  • Gresham, Smith, & Partners
  • Layton Construction
  • Nashville Symphony
  • Schneider Electric
  • Soar Adventure Tower
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Vision Hospitality Group
  • Williamson Recycles

Please register as an exhibitor by clicking the link below.

Exhibitor Information and Registration