Career Experience

Career Experience Specialist

Each of the FCPS Academies is staffed with a Career Experience Specialist whose primary role is to connect students and teachers to career experiences and resources in the community which will broaden the learning experience for the student in the academy course.

Academy Career Experience Specialists are responsible for the organization and coordination of career experience programs. In addition, the Career Experience Specialist serves as the Academy’s business and community liaison.

Business and Community Partnerships are forged to create Work-Based Learning Programs to promote Career Awareness, Exploration, Preparation and Employment opportunities where applicable.

At West Potomac Academy, the Career Experience Specialist, Ms. Kappel, works closely with the Academy Instructors and the related businesses to set up Career Experience Programs unique to each academy course.