Upper elementary students at Washington Street and Dix Street Elementary learned about a number of options for their future at this year's career fairs. Parents and community members volunteer to come and talk to students about their jobs. They learn what type of education is needed, what they like and dislike about their jobs and what they do on a typical day. This is a fun way for students to interact with people in careers representing the six career pathways:
- Arts and Communications
- Business, Management, Marketing & Technology
- Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
- Health Sciences
- Human Services
- Natural Resources & Agriscience
There were 9-12 different careers presented to students; each student could attend five of them. They picked their top options based on their current interests. They spent 20 minutes at each presentation hearing about their jobs and asking questions. Several speakers brought in props to show students so they could better understand the job and get a visual of what they do.
After the presentations, students reflect on the career fair and talk about who they saw and what they learned from each presentation. They’ll also share what they want to be when they grow up; many times these presentations will get students interested about a new career path they might want to explore.