Wednesday’s virtual event will focus on careers in human services

Henrico, Va., Jan. 8, 2021 — No matter where you want to go in life, you need a path. Henrico County Public Schools is making it easy — even during the pandemic — for area students and their families to explore careers and get started on the pathways to reaching them. The school division’s Life-Ready Expo series consists of dynamic, virtual fairs where students can learn about a host of careers. The series, which runs through March, is open to all area students in grades 7-12. At the events, students and their families can visit virtual “rooms” to talk with employers across the region representing a wide variety of lucrative career opportunities. Find out about the educational qualifications employers want, and what kind of compensation you can expect. Ask questions, learn about exciting, rapidly evolving fields and how you can prepare for them.

The next event is Wednesday, when students and their families will have a chance to connect virtually with human services employers at Life-Ready Expo: Human Services. Many of the careers are particularly suited to those who enjoy using their skills to serve, communicate with and motivate others, and make a difference in their community. Meet employers from the following U.S. Department of Education career cluster areas:

  • Education and Training.
  • Government and Public Administration.
  • Hospitality and Tourism.
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security.

The virtual event will be conducted using Microsoft Teams. Attendees can take part using a browser without creating a Teams account. To attend on Wednesday, go to

Virtual Life-Ready Expo: Human Services

Upcoming HCPS Life-Ready Expos:

  • Jan. 26: Business Management and Technology
  • Feb. 9: Health Services
  • Feb. 23: Industrial and Engineering Technology
  • March 9: Arts and Communications

Last year, HCPS’ first Life-Ready Expo was recognized by the National Association of Counties for its innovation. The event attracted thousands of HCPS students and families and 150 participating businesses, government agencies and other groups. This year the Expo has been split into smaller virtual events organized by theme. The event is sponsored by HCPS’ Department of Workforce and Career Development.