Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Career Day held November 3 at HNHS

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2016

The eighth annual Life Long Learning Career Day was held on Thursday, November 3 at Huntington North High School. The information presented at the fair enables freshmen and other invited students from the high school to make career choices while in high school, and take the appropriate classes.

Ten different careers were featured in individual booths called “career pods” with those experienced in the particular field available to talk with the 400 plus ninth grade students visiting the fair. The fields presented in the pods included agriculture, arts, technology and communication, architecture and construction, education and training, health services, financial services, manufacturing and science engineering, marketing and sales, public safety and security, hospitality and human services and transportation. Each student participating also explored the “soft skills” such as team work, dependability, reliability, motivation, customer focus, commitment, flexibility, communication and responsibility.

Special guest for the 2016 Career Day was Glenda Ritz, the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Indiana. She visited Career Day, spoke with several of the individuals involved, and then toured the new Huntington County Community Learning Center.

Shown in the photo are Kathy Carney, left, Brian Wallace, white shirt, both from PHD and Chris Elston, blue shirt, as they discuss CNC machining and robotics to a group of ninth-graders at the 2016 Career Day held yesterday at Huntington North High School.