The FCBRE holds an annual conference for students, titled Future Link. This year, the conference is being offered to seventh grade students from Frederick County middle schools, private schools and home-school,s and exposes them to the various career fields through presentations from the business community. During the conference students are exposed to a variety of sessions, including topics in STEM careers, careers in the construction and building trades and careers in service organizations. In addition, Future Link presenters strive to make the presentations interactive and hands-on, to not only demonstrate the knowledge needed in the targeted career field but also work on the “soft skills” of communication and teamwork needed in the workforce.
In May of 2014, over 900 7th grade students attended Future Link VII at the Frederick Community College. Keep checking this site for next year’s conference date.