MS Careers Day Student Information

The Middle School Careers Day will be like a field trip since currently schools will pay $10 per student to attend the event.  The High School Career Expo cost is underwritten by Business & Post Secondary sponsors, which is how why that event is no cost to the school district.  We are asking business representatives to donate their time and host job booths related to their industry.  If we are able to get some industries to help underwrite some of the cost, then that would reduce the cost for schools to attend. 

How is the day structured?…

This will be a Full-Day event, divided into 7 big areas, each representing a career field.  In each of these career fields, we will have sample learning by doing job booths.  We will have 7 time periods of 40 minutes each with a five minute transition time. Schools will bring sack lunches, and a lunch break will be scheduled after we have done 4 of the Career fields, and then we will do the remaining 3 career fields to finish out the day.  A student will get to visit some of the job stations in each career field but won’t get to all of the stations in an area.  But, they will experience enough of the job stations so that they have a better understanding of each career field and then can more likely select their one or two preferred career fields. They just may spot a job station that starts a path to their future career! 

Our Goal…

The day is structured in a way that students will get to experience all seven of the career fields with example job stations.  Business experts will also share how the job relates to classes that students might take in high school (for instance the heavy use of geometry when you do a construction job).  The day was envisioned as a way that our small schools could be able to introduce their students to jobs in all seven career fields despite having very limited business and industry options within their school district.  We also wanted to help middle school students to see how their academics can/will connect to their career of interest, therefore creating more learning relevance for the student.