PHOENIX – Emerson J. Dillon Middle School was buzzing with activity as students recently explored nearly three dozen job opportunities.
Career Day, organized by the guidance department, introduced students to employers and workers representing a variety of job sectors.
Area business owners were on hand to discuss all aspects of their jobs, ranging from education to daily responsibilities.
“This gives the students a better understanding of the world around them and what they can do after graduation,” said counselor Katherine Barber.
Fifth through eighth graders completed a career profile and attended three sessions that best matched their interests.
The sessions included health, law enforcement, the armed services, education, culinary, arts and entertainment, nuclear engineering, firefighting, veterinary science and more.
“By having so many different businesses and organizations available, students can really learn about the things they are interested in doing for a career,” Barber said. “They’re able to make those connections. It’s a great event and it gives the students some perspective – where they can see themselves in the future.”