Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fillmore County High School Juniors Participate in Career Industry Day

Fillmore County junior students watching a Horizontal Boring & Tunneling employee demonstrate an auger machine during the Career Day Industry Tours.

Fillmore County junior students listening to Sam Scott before starting a tour of Metal Tech Partners  the Career Day Industry Tours.

 Fillmore County junior students gathered around the conference table learning more about Sunflower Marketing from plant manager Craig Hughes (not pictured) during the Career Day Industry Tours.

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 9th.  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-four businesses hosted the tours with 40+ presenters.

Tyler Williams, a committee member who accompanied students on the Agriculture and Ag Businesses tour said, “I was impressed how many good things are going on in ag businesses in Fillmore County.  There are jobs available and opportunities for careers in agriculture.”

“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 eight 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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