(PDF with photos) April 20, 2018 – Students at Preston Elementary School recently experienced an exciting day of exploring careers that may await them in the future.
In the morning, fifth students learned about Career Technology Education programs offered by the school system. Students from Caroline Career and Technology Center (CCTC) had the tools of their trade on display, and shared details of the classes that are preparing them for specific professions. Career paths included teaching, early childhood education, computer science, food and beverage management, biomedical, engineering, cosmetology, and advanced manufacturing.
In the afternoon, the business community set up stations in the cafeteria and shared career information as all students rotated through. 18 different professions were represented, including a farmer, a pet groomer, a writer, a welder, and an electrician.
“We believe Career Day is invaluable to our students,” said principal Kari Clow. “Not only are they exposed to local businesses they may not be aware existed, they also learn about a variety of career possibilities for their future - both traditional and non-traditional careers. They also get to meet high school students who are pursuing career paths through courses offered right here in our own school system. We hope our Career Day expands our students' awareness of the many possibilities for their bright futures!”