Williamson County Schools is looking for business professionals and sponsors to help the county’s eighth graders learn about the many career opportunities in the world of work at the 2016 Career Exploration Day on Thursday, November 10, at the Ag Expo Park.
Thousands of WCS students will spend the day interviewing three to five career role models to learn more about work areas that interest them at the 15th annual event.
“Williamson County and Middle Tennessee have specific workforce needs, so we are taking an active role in introducing these students to current career opportunities and emerging careers by offering this interactive education within the curriculum,” said WCS Career Counselor Rebecca Collins. “The World of Possibilities Career Exploration Day offers volunteers an excellent opportunity to educate future employees and help ensure future recruits for their businesses.”
Volunteers are asked to prepare an exhibit with an interactive activity to help students understand the daily work and other aspects of their career area. They should be ready to answer questions and provide general information about education, salary and other job specifics. Hands-on experiences with software, instruments, equipment, video and other work tools are greatly encouraged to actively engage the students.
No fee is required for individual professionals and businesses to participate. However, supporters will receive recognition as a Career Day sponsor for a $200 contribution, which goes to cover the cost of the event. Sponsorships and donations also are welcomed from professionals and businesses that aren’t participating as exhibitors, and those supporters will be recognized in the same way.
All exhibitors will have breakfast and lunch provided and a hospitality room to enjoy during the event, which runs from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
WCS has more information about the event and a list of the products and services needed to make it successful on the CTE webpage. If your business is interested in providing any of the needed items or services, a supporting donation or an exhibit, go online to find out more and register by October 13.
As part of its ongoing education initiative, Williamson, Inc. encourages members and other businesses to get involved to help the students of today understand the jobs of tomorrow.
For more information, contact Rebecca Collins at email@example.com or 615-472-4063.