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Freedom High School


FAHS Career Readiness

Ron Kelm
Career Readiness Coordinator
Freedom Area School District 
Phone  724-775-7400 Ext. 507

FAHS Career Readiness


  • By encouraging students to connect their interests and skills developed in middle school to potential career paths, students can make informed decisions about their future. This might involve providing opportunities for career exploration, mentorship, internships, or project-based learning experiences that allow students to apply their skills in real-world contexts.

Providing students with opportunities such as apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeships, internships, job shadowing, and other real-world experiences is incredibly valuable for their personal and professional development. These experiences offer several benefits:

  • 1.Hands-On Learning: Students gain practical experience in their chosen fields, allowing them to apply theoretical knowledge from the classroom to real-world situations.

  • 2.Career Exploration: By participating in various programs and experiences, students can explore different career paths and industries, helping them make more informed decisions about their future careers.

  • 3.Skill Development: Through these experiences, students develop valuable employability skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and time management, which are essential for success in any career.

  • 4. Networking Opportunities: Students have the chance to connect with professionals in their fields of interest, build relationships, and expand their professional networks, which can be beneficial for future job opportunities.

  • 5. Income Generation: Some programs offer students the opportunity to earn income while gaining experience, which can be especially valuable for those from lower-income backgrounds or those looking to support themselves financially.

  • 6. Increased Confidence: Real-world experiences help students gain confidence in their abilities and better understand their strengths and interests, empowering them to pursue their goals with greater determination.

Overall, providing students with opportunities for real-world experience not only enhances their academic learning but also equips them with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to succeed in their future careers. These experiences can be instrumental in helping students transition from education to the workforce seamlessly.