Instruction 2 Industry Events

Instruction 2 Industry Career Expo Event for High School Students

Connecting students with industry professionals through panel discussions, career planning support, and much more!

Instruction 2 Industry: February 2024 Events

In February 2024 during Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, school divisions across the region are teaming up again with Virginia Ed Strategies to host the annual Instruction 2 Industry Career Expo event. This Northern Virginia regional event will provide high school students with opportunities to connect virtually and in person with more than 100 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields.

The purpose of this FREE career exploration event is to provide students with an opportunity to prepare for tomorrow’s workforce today.

There are three different types of sessions students can participate in based on their interests in one or more career fields and they include:

  • Industry Panel Discussions include a variety of recognized professionals on a panel to answer questions and share valuable information for employment in specific career pathways.
  • Information Sessions provide insight into specific companies or work-based learning opportunities.
  • Career Planning Support sessions provide advice topics which may include writing effective resumes and cover letters appropriate for specific career pathways.

Want to learn more?

Virtual Sessions

Dates: February 5-8, 2024

Times: 4-7 p.m.

Location: Online

All virtual sessions will be presented live. Recordings will be posted for viewing if unable to participate during scheduled times.

In Person Sessions

Dates: Saturday, February 17, 2024

Times: 1-4 p.m.

Location: Dulles Expo Center (North Hall)

Employability Skills Webinars

During the week of October 16-19, 2023, school divisions across the region teamed up with Virginia Ed Strategies to host employability skills webinars during the school day.

The FREE event series provided students with an opportunity to prepare for future Work-Based Learning (WBL) Experiences. Students unable to attend the live webinars can check out the session recordings below.

Communication Etiquette - October 16

This session highlights digital communication before and after an interview to help you land a job!

Watch the Communication Etiquette recording


Resume Writing - October 17

Learn about the benefits of having a résumé. Students will gain the knowledge they may use to start creating their résumé or improve the ones they already have.

Watch the Resume Writing recording

Elevator Pitch - October 18

Students will learn how to professionally introduce themselves and connect with industry professionals.

Watch the Elevator Pitch recording

Job Interviewing - October 19

Students will learn job interviewing skills and strategies to implement and impress their future employers.

Watch the Job Interviewing recording