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Career Day held at HNHS on October 11

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

The ninth annual Life Long Learning Career Day was held on Wednesday, October 11 at Huntington North High School. This special day included all freshmen and seniors.

The information presented at Career Day enables the freshmen and senior students from the high school to make career choices while in high school and take the appropriate classes for their choice of careers. After hearing from the local business community, the seniors were added this year to give businesses access to students that will be graduating in the spring, and the students an opportunity to visit with prospective employers.

Mayor Brooks Fetters, Kim Tempel, Northeast Indiana Works and Diana Smith, Pro Resources were the panel members for the day. The group shared with the students what jobs and type of jobs are available in the area, skills needed, including those valuable soft skills such as communication, good eye contact, handshake, showing up on time, work ethic and staying clean of drugs. The panel members also discussed the resources and support available in the community for those wanting to learn a skill, pursue a job or starting their own business.

Twelve different careers were featured in individual booths called “career pods” with those experienced in each particular field available to talk with the 800 plus students visiting the day. The fields presented in the pods include agriculture, architecture & construction, arts, AV technology & communication, business & marketing, education & training, health science, hospitality & human services, information technology, STEM, manufacturing, public safety and transportation. Each student that participates will also explore the “soft skills” such as team work, dependability, reliability, motivation, customer focus, commitment, flexibility, communication and responsibility.

Shown in the photo are several students listening to information about computer cyber security from Optiv, Inc. employee Mike Richard. Richard and wife, Ann, also own Giggabuggy which is located in downtown Huntington.