Taking an Informed Step to the Future

What do around 400 high school students have in common?  At one point, they all start to develop an interest and concern about how they’ll earn a living, what interests they have in the future job market, and what type of experience and education they’ll need to achieve their goals.

Some of those questions were answered this past Wednesday, April 15 at the annual Career Expo, hosted by Lamar Community College at the Wellness Center.  Students, freshmen through seniors, attended the five hour expo which provided several dozen local businesses and civic organizations an opportunity to showcase their specific professions, and the steps needed to begin their education or career.

Over a dozen categories were presented by about 40 different professions at the Wellness Center.  Students could circulate in groups or individually and discuss the ups and downs associated with a profession, what it took to achieve in education and what type of salary benefits could be expected.

Some of the offerings included: finance, marketing, arts, communications, architecture and construction, health science, law and public safety, hospitality and tourism, military careers, agriculture and food and natural resources, education, transportation, skilled trades and technical sciences.

By Russ Baldwin

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