Juniors Attend Career Day

Juniors attend Career Exploration Day

On September 28, the Axtell junior class traveled to Kearney to learn about career and college options available to them. The students were able to attend up to 3 employer panel discussion. In these panels, employers representing each career cluster talked about how they got to the career they are in, how much education is required, kinds of entry level positions that are available, skills needed to be successful in any career and rewards and challenges in their field. Students had the opportunity to ask questions in that large group setting or talk to the employers at their business booth.

In the exhibitor’s area, businesses, non-profit organizations, and colleges had booths where students could ask questions and/or pick up information. Several businesses had activities that students could try. Central Community College provided many opportunities for students to do activities related to their various programs. For example, there was a CAT excavator simulator to run, they could paint a table using virtual reality goggles and a computer simulator, they could record a radio announcement, or practice cake decorating just to name a few.

One student commented that she liked the employer panel the best, while another student liked the activities. If you have a student who is a junior, ask him or her to tell you a little about the day.

This activity is an annual event hosted by the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce Business and Education committee and the NE National Guard.

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