Community presenters are asked to share with students which classes in high school were beneficial to their jobs, which they wish they had taken and any outside experiences like job shadowing or volunteering that proved useful to their current occupation.
They were also asked to describe what types of vocational training or higher education was required for their careers. Then, they talked to students about what a typical work day is like, the pay range for their jobs and other career paths available within their chosen field of work.
Careers represented ran the gamut from plumbing to electrical work to occupational therapist to conservation officer, cosmetologist and many more. Students spent time at four different stations, asking questions to gain more in-depth knowledge of potential careers.
Operation Preparation is an initiative of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Unbridled Learning: College and Career Readiness for All. This joint effort with the Department of Workforce Development is an initial step to ensure that Kentucky can remain economically viable and globally competitive as the Commonwealth prepares to meet the demands of the 21st century.
Henry County Public Schools is grateful to all those who contributed to this effort, taking time from their busy work schedules to contribute to the learning and development of our students.
Please Note: Additional photos from this event can be found on the HCPS Facebook page.