4/17/2013 11:41:00 AM High school hosts 'Career Day' for students
Submitted to Harbor Light Newspaper
The purpose of Career Day was to introduce students to the wide variety of career opportunities in the community. According to Shelby Richardson, Harbor Springs High School guidance counselor, the goal was to link the classroom and the workplace by allowing students to explore various career options so that they can make informed choices .
"Our goal was to have each career pathway represented and to have information for our students that connect the subjects they are learning in school to the various occupations that are available in the world of work," Richardson said.
Kelly Johnson, k-12 College and Career Readiness Specialist from CharEm ISD, played an integral part enlisting 21 presenters. Students chose three career fields they were interested in and attended 30 minute sessions for each. Speakers gave students background on the type of education required for specific careers, and shared their personal pathway to their current employment. Students learned how English, math, problem solving, teamwork, and other basic skills learned in the classroom were used on the job.
"This was the first, of what we hope, will be an annual event. With feedback from the students, we have a list of careers we are looking to add for future dates," Richardson said.