Building Fairfield County’s Workforce
Only 64% of high school graduates in Fairfield County go immediately into college.
Employers in Fairfield County need employees. They need employees that have proven they can be successful in the workplace. However, the problem for recent high school graduates is that to gain the experience employers desire, they need an employer to take a chance on hiring them first.
The Fairfield County Career Readiness Endorsement was created in partnership with the Fairfield 33 Alliance, the Fairfield County Educational Service Center, Fairfield County high schools, and local businesses, to prepare students to be work ready right after high school. Our Career Navigators help prepare students to be work ready by assisting with resume creation, interview preparation, career exploration, and job applications. Upon completion of the program, students across Fairfield County attain the Career Readiness Endorsement to show local employers that they are ready to start their new career right after high school.
More than 40 local businesses participate in the program and offer business tours to local students, speak to classes about careers in their industry, provide practice interviews for students, and consider graduating students for jobs at their business.
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- Total Career Readiness Graduates
- Total Businesses that Participate
- Total Number of Schools that Participate