Rockford Hosts Annual Career Exploration Fair

Held in October 2021, the 10th anniversary of the annual career exploration fair featured 102 booths and over 100 volunteers helping run the event. Industry experts demonstrated their careers through hands-on activities at a regional indoor sports center, and 1900 freshmen attended the event. The career exploration fair is a key experience to help students choose their pathway. Students select their pathway at the end of the 2nd semester and remain in that pathway 10th – 12th grades. 

Survey results showed that approximately 35% of students are considering another pathway as a result of attending the Academy Expo, while 55% of students said the Expo confirmed their decision, and 10% of students are still undecided. Watch the Expo here.

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Student Advisory Council: Winter 2023 Meeting

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2022 In Review

In 2022, the Success Network expanded its reach and impact through thoughtful convenings, engagement with students, new supports and funding opportunities for Leadership Communities, and the launch of a new policy committee.

Agriculture Career Expo Held in Vandalia

The Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter in Vandalia hosted a Career Expo on November 10. They had 17 booths at the fair and discussed various career