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High School English Learner Students Explore Career Opportunities During Visit to Hagerstown Community College

Posted March 12, 2019

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 12, 2019) – Sixty English learner students from Clear Spring, North Hagerstown, South Hagerstown, Washington County Technical and Williamsport high schools visited Hagerstown Community College (HCC) last week to learn more about higher education and career opportunities available to them after graduation. The showcase of career pathways for English learners is an annual partnership between Washington County Public Schools and HCC.

Presentations were made in English, French and Spanish. Students explored the fields of healthcare, construction, CDL trucking, graphic design and robotics.

North Hagerstown High School graduating junior Jose Rivas, from El Salvador, said, “This field trip opened doors for me and cleared up doubt for me about attending college. I learned about financial aid opportunities and that international students have a chance to go to college and gain the same education that other students can gain.”

Pictured below, from Williamsport High School:

Front row, l – r: Luis Gomez, Daniel Rodriguez, Asbel Agustin, Alison Portillo, Shiyu Chen, Luis Vasquez, Kevin Saravia
Back row: l – r: Maria Granados, David Sanchez, Deyaneira Ruperto, Virginia Diaz, Karla Quinteros

Englisher Learner students from Williamsport High School