The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and BCPS Partner for the Claim Your Future Showcase
- Event Takes Place Wednesday, February 6 at the BB& T Center
Published Monday, February 4, 2019


The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Broward County’s official economic development partnership, is collaborating for the third year with Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) on an industry-focused career fair, the Claim Your Future Showcase. Geared toward high school juniors in the Career, Technical, Adult & Community Education (CTACE) program, the event takes a different approach to the traditional career fair. The event is sponsored by Wells Fargo, Bank of America, the BB&T Center, MasTec and Delaware North. 

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., more than 1,100 students will gather at the BB&T Center in Sunrise to meet with representatives from more than 60 Alliance member companies, educational institutions and partner organizations. Media are invited to cover this event. 

“Our annual Claim Your Future Showcase allows students from across the district to learn firsthand about careers they can pursue right here in Broward County, including high-wage, targeted industries. We are thrilled to lead this initiative for a third year,” said Bob Swindell, President & CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. 

“We are incredibly excited for our students to participate in the annual Claim Your Future Showcase,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “This event is filled with valuable learning experiences for our students, allowing them to connect with local companies as they gain insight into the business world and the many career paths available in South Florida. We appreciate our partnership with the Alliance and its ongoing focus on providing these unique opportunities for our students.”  

Students will learn about a wide range of career possibilities and gain insight into the skills needed to pursue their professional goals. Beyond touring the fair, they will attend panel discussions with C-level executives, participate in breakout sessions on resume feedback and Naviance training, and interview for summer internships. Mock interviews will also take place, where students will receive one-on-one feedback from their executive interviewers. Businesses in attendance will have a chance to see incredible local high school student talent that is being cultivated in Broward County and have the opportunity to recruit these student interns for on the job experiences this summer. 

For more information, contact:

  • Susan Climan, Manager – Alliance Education Programs at or 954-627-0126.
  • Christie Cerbone, BCPS Career, Technical, Adult and Community Education, 754-321-8435


ABOUT THE GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE ALLIANCE:  The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance  ( is Broward County’s official public/private partnership for economic development. Its mission is to lead Broward County in building a stronger and more diverse economy by stimulating the creation of new jobs and capital investment while facilitating the growth and retention of businesses in Broward County.  Services offered by the Alliance include assistance with business relocation or expansion and site selection; incentive programs and information; market research; and serving as a liaison for workforce development between CareerSource Broward, educational institutions and the business community. To learn more, call (954) 524-3113.


ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - “Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential”:  Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth-largest school district in the nation and the second-largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has more than 271,500 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 234 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 88 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191 different languages. Connect with BCPS: visit the website at, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at, and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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