Grovetown elementary fourth and fifth-grade students selected their top three areas of interest prior to attending the career fair and then visited with the student representatives, who are also currently pursuing those respective pathways.
“We are always looking for ways to keep our students engaged in what they’re learning, and if you can see your goal ahead of you, it keeps you motivated,” said Brooks Smith, Director of Career, Technical and Agriculture Education (CTAE) for the Columbia County School District.
“For our high school students, this is also a great opportunity to work on the soft skills that employers are always looking for in prospective employees.”
Pathways that were on disiplay for students to explore include the following: Law enforcement; allied health; sports medicine; cosmetology; culinary arts; cyber security; engineering; marketing; teaching as a profession; Army JROTC; agriculture; welding; automotive; graphic design; and audio/visual and film.
“All of this is connected,” Smith added. “As our students go from elementary to middle and then middle to high, we want to do a good job of maintaining that connection and make learning relevant for our students, so they can achieve a maximum level of success.”