Thursday, February 12, 2009

Annual Career Fair a Success

Jeffre Fay (right) and Joe Thomas of ClubZ! Tutoring talk to Bennett’s Mill Middle students about careers as tutors and small business owners.

Nearly 2,000 eighth graders from Fayette County’s five public middle schools had an opportunity to explore future job opportunities during the fifth annual Fayette County Schools Eighth Grade Career Fair.

Students from each school spent an hour at the fair interviewing and talking to professionals from more than 70 different career areas. Professionals represented ran the gamut from photography, food service and truck driving to environmental engineering, health science and occupational therapy.

The fair was held at Heritage Christian Church February 5-6 in conjunction with National School Counseling Week. All eighth grade counselors in the school system helped coordinate the event. By organizing one large fair for all eighth graders, the counselors are able to expose students to a wider variety of careers than would be possible with individual school fairs.

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