On February 6, 2019, the Broward MPO was proud to be spotlighted at the 2019 "Claim Your Future Showcase". Organized by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and Broward County Schools Career, Technical, Adult, Community Education (CTACE) department and held at the BB&T Center, 1,400 Broward and Palm Beach County high school juniors had the opportunity to meet with future employers.
Through an interactive display booth, not only were MPO staff able to meet students and educate them on the mission and vision of the MPO, but they also engaged in conversations about future careers in planning and transportation. Students were enthusiastic and eager to learn more about what the MPO does and why. The opportunity to meet and talk with students in an environment focused on their role as the workforce of tomorrow provided a valuable and unique interaction and emphasized the importance of getting a head start on networking. Students were also encouraged to participate in mock interviews, resume and cover letter workshops and assistance, and panel discussions on various work, business and employment topics. In addition to resume critique, MPO staff also offered sample resumes and cover letters to students as a reference on what content to include as well as formatting ideas for job resumes and college applications.