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Celebrating National Career Development Month

November 1, 2021 - Throughout the month of November, DPS celebrates National Career Development Month with a series of activities allowing students to explore "all things career". 

Each school will publicize events, create presentations and schedule classroom visits to expose students to career options. Week 1 spotlights the DPS Virtual Career Expo and career tips around job interviews, professional skills, how to research a career, and more. Week 2 highlights CTE Pathways available at each school while Week 3 exposes students to career opportunities within the military. Finally, Week 4 encourages students to sign up for the NCDA Poetry Contest.


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Throughout the month, students will have dedicated opportunities to research job outlooks and explore work-based learning options. 

We also pay special tribute to the hard work, commitment and many achievements of our Career Development Coordinators across the district:

  • Sheena Brooks - Riverside High School
  • Antoinette Daye - Jordan High School
  • Michelle Evans - School for Creative Studies & Holton/Performance Learning Center
  • Jewel Jeffreys - New Tech High School
  • Maria Johnson - Durham School of Arts
  • Sharon Johnson - Northern High School 
  • Rontika Redden - Hillside High School
  • Mia Morris - Southern High School
  • Lashonda Morrisey - Lakeview School

Our Career Development Coordinators will be honored on November 17th through a luncheon sponsored by BridgePoint General Contracting, Duke Office of Durham & Community Affairs, GoTriangle, and Triangle Ecycling.


Career Development Month


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