Introducing West Seattle High School Career Tech students to the 13th Year Promise Scholarship

information from South Seattle College

West Seattle High School (WSHS) will hold their “Career Connections: A Student Showcase” event on Thursday, May 25, where over 100 students in the Career Tech Education Department will showcase their creations in professional and technical fields, ranging from IT to culinary arts and automotive technology. Deans from South Seattle College’s professional and technical career training programs and 13th Year Promise Scholarship staff will attend the showcase to talk with students about their career aspirations and provide details on the scholarship.

South’s 13th Year Promise Scholarship, which provides one year of tuition-free college and college success support services to graduating seniors from area high schools, is expanding to include WSHS starting with their Class of 2018. South offers numerous professional and technical career training programs (in addition to academic transfer programs) that match up well with WSHS’s Career Tech Education Department.

“WSHS has an extensive Career Tech Education Department that approaches teaching and learning from hands-on, project-based instruction,” said Helen Maynard, Career Center Specialist at WSHS. “We are unique in the (Seattle Public Schools) District because we offer a variety of opportunities for students to identify and launch careers in the professional and technical fields such as CAD design, woodworking, culinary, IT, auto mechanics, photography, music, health and human services, and business.”

With the 13th Year Promise Scholarship becoming available to WSHS graduates in 2018 and beyond, students interested in professional and technical fields will have the opportunity to continue their training at South with their first year of tuition covered by the scholarship.

Event Details

WSHS invites parents and community members to attend “Career Connections: A Student Showcase,” on Thursday, May 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in The Commons. WSHS is located at 3000 California Ave S.W.

Students from the Career Tech Education Department will share their creations with parents, SPS administrators, South faculty and staff, and community members. The WSHS Jazz Band will provide the music and culinary students will provide food.

Starting around 6:20 p.m., WSHS Principal Ruth Medsker will address students and introduce South’s 13th Year Promise Scholarship Assistant Director Julius Moss, who will share information on the scholarship and how students can prepare to take part in the program.

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