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1,600 HCS high school freshmen explore careers during the annual My Future, My Journey Career Exploratory Program

High school freshmen from all four high schools had the opportunity to explore careers during the My Future, My Journey Career Exploratory Program on October 19, 2022. The event was held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Approximately 1,600 students attended exhibits and demonstrations from nearly 100 vendors to include businesses, community partners, the 16 Academies of Hampton, and various Hampton City Schools departments.

This opportunity is designed to introduce students to many college and career paths and to allow them to gain a deeper understanding of each particular career pathway through engaging and interactive activities.

Businesses and community partners who participated include:

Academy of Architecture, Environment & Engineering

Academy of Cybersecurity, Engineering, and Robotics

Academy of Digital Video Production 

Academy of Entrepreneurship & Information Design

Academy of Health, Human and Financial Services

Academy of Hospitality and Tourism

Academy of Law & Public Safety

Academy of Media Arts & Design 

Academy of Teaching, Education & Learning

Academy of Technology and Engineering

Allied Research Technology Inc.

Allstate Insurance- Mirian Castro-Wyche Agency

Amazine Amazon Inc.

American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)

Apprentice School

Associated General Contractors of Virginia AGCVA | Build Your Future Virginia

Bare bikini and brow bar

BayPort Credit Union



Colonna's Shipyard Inc. 

Dominion Energy

Dudley's Driving Center Inc.

ECMC The College Place

Especially For You, LLC 

EVO International

Faith-Walk Hampton

Family Restoration Service

FLEx (Future Learning Experience)

Food Lion

Forever Moores Barber Lounge

Fruition Publishing Concierge Services

Governor's Health Science Academy

Hampton City Schools - PEG TV

Hampton Commonwealths Attorney

Hampton Department of Public Works Waste Water Division

Hampton Fire and Rescue

Hampton Healthy Families/City of Hampton

Hampton Newport News CSB

Hampton Police Division

Hampton Roads Educators' Credit Union

Hampton Roads Workforce Council, NextGen

Hampton Sheriff's Office

Hampton- Economic Development/WorkOne

High Sierra Pools

Holloway Experience Real Estate

Hudson + Associates Architects

Huntington Ingalls

Inspire IT

International Baccalaureate®

J. Smith McDonald's

Legacy School & Career Apparel, LLC

Liberty University

Mahogany Projek, LLC

Mariners' Museum and Park

Mills Marine Ship Repair

Mindset Life Coaching LLC

New Horizons Career & Technical Education Center

New Horizons Career & Technical Education Center

New Horizons Career & Technical Education Center

New Horizons Career & Technical Education Center

New Horizons Career & Technical Education Center

New Horizons Career & Technical Education Center

New Horizons Career & Technical Education Center

Newport News Fire Department

Newport News Fire Department 

Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News Waterworks

ODU College of Health Sciences

Old Dominion University 

On Stage Performing Arts Academy

Penske Truck Rental

Polished Cosmetics

Riverside College of Health Careers - Riverside Health Services

Rogue Dungeon Masters

Sentara CarePlex Hospital

Sentara College of Health

Smithfield Foods

Together We Can Foundation

Transportation, Analytics, Information & Logistics Academy

Vertex Performance LLC

Virginia Association of Surveyors, Peninsula Chapter

Virginia Modeling Analysis & Simulation Center - ODU

Virginia Peninsula Community College - Academy of The College Experience

Virginia Peninsula Community College - Student Affairs

Virginia Peninsula Community College - WTCE

Virginia Peninsula Community College/ART & Graphic Design

Virginia Port Authority

Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Virginia Ship Repair Association Maritime Academy at Hampton High School

Virginia Wesleyan University 

Warwick Mechanical Group


Youth Sailing Virginia, Inc.