Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Career Day 2013

Deciding on that perfect career you hope to do for the rest of your life can be a daunting task for anyone, but especially teenagers and young adults. Some have a burning desire from childhood to be a veterinarian, a chef  or maybe a architect. But, many are uncertain and need to be exposed to different careers in order to find something that fits their individual personality.

Click here to download this poster. 

One event hopes to do just that: Expose area youth to a variety of careers!  Career Day 2013 will be held September 11, 2013, at the Knox Prairie Events Center in Goree from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The event is a joint effort between the Knox County Visioning Group, Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service and the Knox City High School. The event will host sophomores, juniors and seniors in High School. Students will be exposed to professionals from 20 different career fields that can be done anywhere, but especially in rural Texas. A college fair will also take place. 

“By 2020, it is estimated that 123 million American jobs will require advanced skills but only 50 million people will be qualified to fill them. If we don’t step up to the plate and support our youth in acquiring the skills and training they need to become competitive in today’s workforce, it affects not only our community, but our nation’s economy. By attending Career Day, we are giving them the chance to learn about careers, training and educational opportunities that are available to them while promoting the opportunities for our kids to come home to live and work as well after graduation,” said Lorrie Coop, Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service.

Each high school in Knox County has been invited as well as neighboring counties and schools. If you have a high school student, and their school has agreed to participate, they should receive information from the school. Home school students in high school are also encouraged to come.  Please call or email the Knox County Visioning Group so they can plan accordingly.

Universities, colleges and recruiters are being solicited to set up during the college fair portion of the day. If your organization is interested, please let the KCVG know. For more information, call 940-459-4121. 

(Follow up article here.)

To purchase Career Day curriculum and have your own Career Day, please email us at kcvg (at) srcaccess.net. 

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