• Welcome to the

    Career Development Services Page  

    KIM HAYES, CAREER DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR (CDC)

    EMAIL CONTACT:

    KJHAYES@WSFCS.K12.NC.US

    PHONE CONTACT:

    336-712-4400, EXT. 788140

    OFFICE HOURS: 

    MONDAY - FRIDAY

    8:15AM - 4:00PM 

    OFFICE LOCATION: 

    500 BUILDING

    (ADMIN HALLWAY) 

     

    FOLLOW THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT PAGE ON TWITTER: @west_career

     

    Students can complete this Google Form to request an appointment to meet in-person or can choose to communication through email. 

     

    SAVE THE DATE!!! Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 has been set for the Career and Employment Fair for all West Forsyth students grades 9-12.  The fair will take place on campus during the hours of 12pm-2pm (Location TBD).  More information to come soon. 

     

    Students:  Do you have an interest in FIRE SAFETY or anything with Emergency Services?  Do you want to get a jump start on your career now, while in high school?  Do you enjoy hands-on instruction?  If you answered YES to any of those 3 questions, you should consider joining the Fire Academy at West Forsyth.  Starting in the Fall 2022, West will offer the first two courses in the Fire Academy career pathway.  Students in grade levels 9th and 10th are encouraged to sign up for Public Safety 1 (9th and 10th graders) and Fire Fighter Technology 1 (10th graders after completing PS1).  All classes will be taught on campus at West by an experienced, certified Fire Fighter.  Speak with your counselor or Mrs. Hayes, your CDC, to learn more. Students can pick up a flyer with more information in the main office. Click here to read more and watch a short video with West Forsyth students.

     

    The WS/FCS Virtual Career and College Fair premiered on Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 but is still active for students to view during the 2021-2022 school year. Students heard from various business representatives about career pathway opportunities in the Piedmont Triad and surrounding areas.  College and University representatives provided information about the admissions process and academic programs offered.  There was also military branch information and additional career related resources for writing resumes, preparing for college, applying for a scholarship or preparing for a job interview, and help to find the right career pathway for the undecided student.  Take some time to explore the virtual career and college fair by clicking on the link below. 

    The virtual link will remain live through the 2021-2022 school year.  

    Click Here to access the Virtual Fair

        

     

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    HELLO! My name is Kim Hayes and I serve as the Career Development Coordinator (CDC) at West Forsyth.  I am happy to help you determine and attain your career goals, whether they are as immediate as finding a job shadowing opportunity or as far reaching as helping you determine what you would like to do after high school or even after college.  I am here to help.

    This is my 21st year in public education working for the Career and Technical Education (CTE) department but only my 4th year at West Forsyth, my alma mater.  I'm a graduate of Appalachian State University and a mother to three wonderful boys.  My husband also works in public education serving as a Middle School Principal in the Davidson County Schools System. For several years I worked in the business industry prior to transitioning into Business and Marketing Education as a classroom teacher, then a Program Specialist and now a CDC. My experience in both the business sector and public education allow me to provide valuable career insight to the students of West Forsyth.  I look forward to serving you.

    WHAT IS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)?  WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO CLIP TO LEARN MORE. 

    What is CTE?

    What does the future hold for high school students in North Carolina? Check out this short video by My Future NC to learn more. Once to the website, scroll down and click on the video in the middle of the page. 

    My Future NC

    And always remember...WEST IS BEST and ROLL NEERS!

     
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     Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System administers all educational programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national and ethnic origin, color, age, military service, disability, or gender, except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law.