For my first photo blog at the Kentucky Department of Education, I recently went to the 2nd annual Academies of Lexington Career Expo over in Fayette County.
Freshmen from Bryan Station, Frederick Douglass and Tates Creek High School gathered together at the Lexington Convention Center to explore possible future careers with different local businesses that had set up activities just for them. From taking photos with animated characters on a green screen to wrapping up body parts due to “sprains,” the students had a blast experimenting with their peers.
The event was sponsored by a longtime supporter Lexmark International. There were more than 50 business partners that introduced students to opportunities in manufacturing, technology, media arts, medical and health sciences, law enforcement, construction, fire and emergency services, hospitality and professional business services.
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