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Students visit with a representative from John Deere, one of many career paths represented at the March 29 career fair, sponsored by Southeast Community College.

WHS hosts SCC Career Fair; plans to make it an annual event

Students make contact & connections with representatives of numerous colleges and career fields

Southeast Community College (SCC) hosted a career fair on our campus on Tuesday, March 29 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Two area schools also took advantage of this opportunity to bring their students. Instructors and representatives were here to share information about the following programs:

  • Electronic Systems Technology

  • Surgical Technology

  • Pharmacy Technician

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Business

  • Practical Nursing Program & Associate Degree Nursing 

  • Criminal Justice

  • Law Enforcement/Homeland Security

  • Adult and Juvenile Services and Corrections

  • Automotive Technology, Powersports Technology & Dealership Programs

  • Office Professional

  • Design and Drafting Technology

  • Geographic Information Systems (Satellite Technology)

  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) & Plumbing Technology

  • Land Surveying/Civil Engineering

  • Computer Information Technology

  • Energy Generation Operations (Power Plant Technology)

  • Agriculture Management & Production

Whether or not students end up going to college at SCC, this was an AMAZING opportunity for many to investigate career fields that might interest them and to begin establishing connections with people who are in the industry.

It was a value-added experience for students. Many didn't realize that industries can overlap. One student came in not expecting to find anything of interest because they "want to be a lawyer and won't go to SCC for that." Once it was pointed out that EVERY industry has a legal team/department, they began to look at this opportunity differently. Same for a student wanting to go to medical school. After mentioning they could take general education classes and be a part of the academic transfer program or even become a CNA or Pharmacy Technician to work while they are getting their other degree, it gave students a new perspective. 

Many teachers spoke about the value as well. Students were given a card to collect five signatures from different representatives to turn in at the end for some fun SCC swag! This encouraged students to make eye contact, shake hands, ask questions and gather information from adults they don't see on a regular basis.

We hope this becomes a regular event and will continue to grow with more departments represented and other area schools participating. Huge thanks to Bailey Michaels from SCC for reaching out and asking us to be a part of this successful event! 

 

WHS hosts SCC Career Fair; plans to make it an annual event

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