Thursday, September 25, 2014

Area Schools Participate in FCDC Career Day

A few Exeter-Milligan juniors are pictured in the back row from the left:Johnathon Mounce, Hunter Worrell and Spencer Papik.  Front row far right is E-M juinor Brianna Beatham

Career Industry Day for Fillmore County High School Juniors
The Fillmore County Development Corporation (FCDC) in cooperation with the Fillmore County schools and local businesses held a Career Industry Day for the juniors in the county on September 10th.  The format for the day involved having the students go to the business locations, rather than the business people coming to the school.

Three tracks were developed so students had a choice and could decide what area interested them the most.  The tracks were Agriculture and Ag Business, Health and Human Services, and Skilled and Technical Sciences.

The goal of the day was to expose students to some of the career opportunities in Fillmore County.   The FCDC wanted to expose students to all aspects of a business that they would not see from the outside. The tours allowed the Fillmore County juniors to hear comments about employment opportunities and training requirements from people in the business. Twenty-one businesses hosted the tours with 50+ presenters.

Don Bristol, FCDC Board member, who accompanied students on the Skilled and Technical Sciences tour said, “I hope after today students know more about the opportunities in Fillmore County and rural areas.  The tour gave me a chance to learn more about the businesses in the county as well.”

“It was great to have the cooperation from the businesses and the three county schools to set up the Career Industry Day,” according to Patt Lentfer, FCDC Director.  A committee of six people put a lot of work into making the day successful by contacting businesses, setting up the tours, and arranging lunch.

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