Career day gives students glimpse of working world
MANDATA - Line Mountain School District held a Career Day for fifth- through eighth-grade students at the Line Mountain Junior/ Senior High School Nov. 14 with 35 presenters sharing information about their job.
Each participant spoke for 20 minutes about the education and training necessary to be successful at their workplace.
They also touched on personal qualities, tools of the trade, how and why they selected their job and some of the "soft skills" that employers look for.
Marla Kane, PA School Service Higher Education Access Partner for PHEAA, opened the day for the students. She shared her career path to her present job. She also shared the www.educationplanner website.
Careers represented were physician's assistant, occupational and physical therapist, food service director, nurse, Northumberland County Emergency 911 Center, funeral director, diesel mechanic, tax preparer, farmer, veterinarian, social worker, hair stylist, computer technician, paramedic, banker, steel worker, administrative secretary, attorney, web designer, military, athletic trainer, museum educator, fitness instructor, state civil service, game farm worker and pharmaceutical representative. Speakers from the Chamber of Commerce and the Northumberland County Career and Technology Center were also represented.
The day was arranged by the Line Mountain school counselors.