ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) continues to bring opportunities to students for college and career success. On January 24, the school district hosted 18 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) and Hispanic serving institutions (HSI) at the 3rd Annual HBCU/HSI College Fair. Students entered the fair prepared with resumes, test scores, and a mindset of moving on to the next level. With over $5 million in scholarships offered that day, students were not disappointed.
SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “Events such as this have the potential to change lives for our students, and we are committed to doing everything we can to connect their brimming talents with individuals and organizations offering pathways to rewarding careers.”
Gent attributes the success of this premier event to the District’s highly motivated secondary leadership team. Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Kevin Perry has worked with local, state, and national colleges and universities; human resource organizations; Greek fraternities and sororities; local alumni; as well as local business leaders to make connections with the wide array of learning organizations that were in attendance at this year’s college fair.
“The idea is to help as many students as we can. This college fair is about students having options, and our students are definitely motivated to attend,” explained Perry. Students attended the fair well-prepared with completed FAFSA forms, awareness of interview techniques, and dressed for success.
SLPS Human Resources team was also in attendance to discuss the Promise is a Promise opportunity with students who plan to pursue education as a career and return to teach in St. Lucie Public Schools.
About St. Lucie Public Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 91.8 percent. As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work. The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit http://www.stlucieschools.org.