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Eleventh annual Career Day held November 8

Posted: Friday, November 8, 2019

The eleventh annual Life Long Learning Career Day was held Friday, November 8 at Huntington North High School. This year’s event included all eighth grade students from the Huntington County Community School Corporation.

The information presented at Career Day enables eighth grade students the opportunity to research and make career choices, and take the appropriate classes to pursue their career of choice. Students were able to visit with and question professionals in the field that each student is interested in pursuing as a career.

Curtis Smith, former meteorologist for WPTA-21, and now Parkview Health, began the day with a brief history of his career. Career Day also had of four different panelists answering questions submitted by the students in advance. Panelists included: Seth Kimmel, financial advisor for LPL Financial; Megan Reckelhoff, JJ’s; Katy Strass, executive director, Huntington Arts & Entrepreneurial Center and Ben Whitman, resource officer at Huntington North High School.

Twelve different careers were featured in individual booths called “career pods” after the panel discussion. Those experienced in their particular fields spoke with the 400 plus students visiting for the day. The fields presented in the pods include agriculture, architecture and construction, arts, AV technology and communication, business and marketing, education and training, health science, hospitality and human services, information technology, STEM, manufacturing, public safety and transportation. Each student that participated also explored the “soft skills” such as team work, dependability, reliability, motivation, customer focus, commitment, flexibility, communication and responsibility.

For more information about Career Day contact Tiffanney Drummond at the Huntington County Community Learning Center at (260) 356-2858 or by email at

Shown in the left photo is Curtis Smith, former meteorologist for WPTA-21 and now Parkview Health. Smith shared a brief history of his career.