7th graders get close-up look at various professions


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Seventh graders from Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Indian Lake, West Liberty Salem, Calvary Christian and host Riverside Schools have an opportunity Thursday, Oct. 25, to talk with representatives from more than 45 professions working right here in Logan County.

Youth Development Liaison Karen Sorreles of the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center organizes the event in conjunction with Shannon Reese of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce. This event began in 2016 as a result of a recommendation made by the Logan County Collaborative. The goal of Career Day is for students to get hands-on exposure to well-known occupations, including many positions they may not have heard about or come in contact with in their daily routines.

Students will have the chance to ask questions and get to know local people working in the areas of law enforcement, real estate, agriculture, graphic art, construction, manufacturing, engineering, various medical fields and many more. Students were assigned different tasks to learn more about careers they may have an interest in for their future. Students have the opportunity to interview the representatives, asking about typical work days, required education and what they enjoy about their job?

Extensive career exploration is now an important part of the required curriculum for middle school students and includes guest class 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.

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Submitted by Midwest Regional Educational Service Center.

Submitted by Midwest Regional Educational Service Center.