Northshore Junior High’s Career Day was a huge success.
The idea bloomed at the NJH table during last year’s annual PTA luncheon.
Parents Joy Sorich and Sandy Hayes were discussing what a great opportunity it would be for students in junior high to have the chance to think ahead and know what opportunities they could take advantage of during their secondary school years to set them up for success.
Seventh through 9th grade students rotated between the career fair, keynote speaker and specialized speaker classrooms to get a taste of what opportunities lay before them over the next several years.
Students were able to hear from and ask questions of professionals from various branches of the medical industry, veterinarian, musician, actor,artist, author, radio broadcaster, professional athlete, robotic and game designers, welder and auto techs, agents from the Bureau of Tobacco & Firearms and Crime Investigation and law, finance, education and more.
Northshore School District and Cascadia College laid out their menu of career/college programs and preceptorships which can launch students into focused career programs during high school and set them up for jobs, college and beyond.