CCMS holds career fair for grades 6-8
by The Press and Standard | November 30, 2019 5:00 am
Last Updated: November 26, 2019 at 11:12 am
By VICKI BROWN
To some it may seem as though students in grades six through eight are too young to worry about careers. But Colleton County Middle School administration disagrees and provided the opportunity for middle schoolers to attend a career fair on Thursday Nov. 21 in the gym.
A large number of vendors were present to introduce students to futures in the military, science, forensics, firefighting, law enforcement, teaching, nursing, jewelry-making, cosmetology, early childhood, robotics, border patrol, retail merchandising, and more.
Hundreds of students met with vendors representing careers that interested them and were able to ask questions. Terri Bell, a CCMS student perused information about early childhood education. “I want to be a teacher,” said Bell. “I think I would like to teach kindergarten.”
Another student, Alexandria Stephens, also felt that she had found her calling. “I am interested in robotics,” Stephens stated. “Our robots have missions that they must complete, and we also have a club. I spoke with a vendor, Naval Corporate Atlantic, and I am interested in robotics engineering and getting a job with them. I would also like to be a college professor,” she added.
This event gave students exposure to college and career choices that they may not have considered. Career fairs provide first-hand knowledge that can lead to new ideas for jobs in the future, so it is important that the students have the opportunity to learn about these jobs and begin preparation when they enter high school.
CCMS students were not only excited about the experience, but grateful to understand more about what it takes to achieve their career goals.