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Regional career fair to be held

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By Don Pace

Dozens of schools, organizations and employers plan on taking part in the regional Transition Fair at West Las Vegas High School today. It is the fifth annual such event.

The first two years, the fair was hosted by Highlands University. Robertson High School took its turn for the next two years, and West Las Vegas High School will oversee the event this year and next.

Cathy Lucero, director of special education, is coordinating the fair and addressed the West Las Vegas school board last week to invite the members to attend.

“We have been working hard, and we have 160 community colleges, universities, providers and businesses coming to West Las Vegas. A number of schools will be sending students, including Taos, Pecos, Mora, Santa Rosa, Wagon Mound and possibly a school from Santa Fe,” Lucero said.

Lucero also read a long list of colleges, universities, organizations and businesses that will be taking part. She said attendees can look for even more additions this year, such as speakers. She said middle school principal Josephine Romero would allow eighth-graders to attend this year’s fair.

“The Transition Fair is federally mandated for students receiving special services and requires that they have in their transition plan what they are going to be doing after graduating from high school. So what the fair entails are colleges, universities, employers and providers coming to offer information to students,” Lucero said.

Lucero told the school board that the football team would act as escorts.