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Fulton Junior High Students Explore STREAM Careers

FULTON – As part of an ongoing effort to build a strong STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math) curriculum at the Fulton Junior High School, students recently explored job opportunities in these different fields.

Jonathen Bell tries on some protective gear as Army chemical specialist, Sgt. Edward Andrews, discusses his job responsibilities during a recent career day at Fulton Junior High School.
Jonathen Bell tries on some protective gear as Army chemical specialist, Sgt. Edward Andrews, discusses his job responsibilities during a recent career day at Fulton Junior High School.

Students completed employability profiles and attended sessions with professionals who matched their career interests.

Eight local employers were on hand to discuss different job opportunities and traits that they look for during the hiring process.

Guest speakers included personnel from Menter Ambulance, the Department of Environmental Conservation, Uniforms Etc., Maverik Lacrosse, WCNY Broadcasting, Treat Me Sweet, the US Army, and Personal Best Fitness.

“This career day is a great opportunity for our students to begin looking at their future,” said FJHS Principal Ryan Lanigan. “We have a wide range of job fields represented, and the students are gaining valuable insight into these different career paths.”

Fulton Junior High students check out some of the equipment used by Menter Ambulance on a daily basis. The demonstration was part of a recent career day, where employers from different job sectors visited the school to discuss their jobs.
Fulton Junior High students check out some of the equipment used by Menter Ambulance on a daily basis. The demonstration was part of a recent career day, where employers from different job sectors visited the school to discuss their jobs.

In each session, students learned about every aspect of the career; from job responsibilities to salary.

Students also had an opportunity to explore different tools of the trade.

Teachers noted they were pleased with the questions that students asked and said they expected students would reap the rewards as they begin to prepare for the future.