For Career and Technical Education (CTE) month, Workforce Solutions Capital Area (WFS) partnered with Pflugerville ISD and Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce on Thursday for the 10th annual Pflugerville R.E.A.L World event.

  • R.E.A.L stands for Real Experiences Achieve Learning, if you’re curious.

The big picture: Juniors and seniors from all PfISD high schools were bussed to the event to meet and to network with representatives from industries that are in high demand, such as IT, construction, and robotics, to learn more about local companies, post-secondary opportunities, and apprenticeship programs.

  • Students also got the chance to do in-person interviews for entry-level positions that these businesses are currently hiring for. Students Kathy and Hannah, both seniors at John B Connally High School, said they really liked this part of the event and found it informative.

How WFS helped: Amber Warne, our director of upskilling and advancement, served on a panel to discuss apprenticeship opportunities, and our career education and outreach specialists led workshops on resume writing, interview prep, and more.

  • We also co-hosted the career fair component of the event to link students to local jobs.
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