NORFOLK, Neb. – From agriculture to wind energy technology, high school freshmen had the opportunity to get a taste of career opportunities recently.
Approximately 475 students from 18 area high schools participated in 38 career sessions and experience an activity related to that career during Northeast Community College’s annual 9th Grade Career Day. Sessions included learning more about being an emergency medical technician/paramedic, building a computer in information technology, industrial controls in electromechanical, constructing a partial floor to a house in building construction, opportunities in the nursing field and one session entitled “Ewwww, Gross, but Awesome,” in biology.
Students chose sessions based on their individual career passions through six, 30-minute sessions to experience an activity related to a particular career. The students were also provided a free lunch in the college’s Hawks Point dining hall and had the opportunity to win prizes.
Career Day planning team members included Stacy Aldag, math instructor, Dave Heidt, chemistry/physics instructor, Becky Miller, communications specialist, and Haley Mattison, on-campus recruiter.
High schools participating in Northeast Community College’s 9th Grade Career Day included Ainsworth, Bancroft-Rosalie, Battle Creek, Cedar Catholic, Crofton, Elkhorn Valley, Emerson-Hubbard, Hartington-Newcastle, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge, Newman Grove, Niobrara, Norfolk Senior High, Omaha Nation, Randolph, Stuart, West Point-Beemer, Wisner-Pilger, Wynot.
Angie Jackson, biology instructor at Northeast Community College, (left) demonstrates how to dissect a cattle eyeball to Taylor Buderus, of Wisner-Pilger High School, and Megan Karo, of Stuart High School during the college’s annual 9th Grade Career Day recently. Approximately 475 students from 18 area high schools participated in the career day.