LEWISTOWN – Seventh graders from Indian Lake, Bellefontaine, Ben Logan, and host Riverside Schools all had the opportunity recently to talk with representatives from more than 51 different professions working right here in Logan County.
Youth Liaison Karen Sorreles from the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center helped organize the second annual Logan County Career Day in conjunction with the Logan County Area Chamber of Commerce. She says, “Extensive career exploration is now an important part of the required curriculum for middle school students which includes guest classroom speakers in the 6th grade all the way up to job shadowing in the eighth grade. The Logan County Career Day is part of planting that seed so students can start to really consider their career path and what it takes to reach their personal career goals.”
AGC Supply Chain Manager Chad Mullins says the day is helpful for employers as well. He explains, “It’s been a great opportunity for us to attract interest. We’ve also invited local students in to our facility to explain what we do. We have jobs for every level of education. We even have jobs available locally, along with jobs available abroad.”
Students had the chance to ask questions and get to know local people working in the areas of engineering, law enforcement, automotive, agriculture, art, construction, cosmetology, broadcasting, various medical fields and much more. Students were assigned to focus on at least seven different areas of interest. Students then interviewed the representatives, asking about typical work days, required education and what do they enjoy about their job? This is the second year for the Logan County Career Day.
Information submitted by Indian Lake schools.