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 October 18th. The format for the day involved having the students go to the business locations, rather than the business people coming to the schools.
Three tracks were developed so students had a choice and could decide what area interested them the most. The tracks were Agriculture and Technical Sciences, Health and Human Services, and Business, Marketing, & Management.
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 businesses hosted the tours with 30+ presenters.
A comment was made by one of the students as to what was your favorite part of the day? “Getting to tour Metal Tech Partners and seeing how that business works. Another student said, “My favorite part was seeing the dairy and the technology used nowadays in that industry.
“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. “I had a great committee that worked for several months to make the day successful by contacting businesses, setting up the tours, and arranging lunch.“