8th Graders Visit Career Expo
8th Graders Visit Career Expo
Posted on 10/31/2016
This is the image for the news article titled 8th Graders Visit Career ExpoThe 8th grade class visited the Bloomington Area Career Center at the Interstate Center as a field trip. Students had the opportunity to visit different booths that were related to college and career readiness. The Career Expo is offered every year to 8th grade students in the Bloomington-Normal area. To go along with this field trip, students completed a career cruising profile to narrow down their ideas on what career they want to pursue.

At each booth, students could participate in various hands-on activities that relate to different careers. For example, the Bloomington Fire Department let students try on fire gear and had hose races. The Hairmasters Institute of Cosmetology allowed students to practice creative skills with hair and nail. Another popular booth offered was digital media. Students were able to practice with photoshopping, desktop publishing, animation, web site construction, and much more.

One Olympia 8th grader gave us their input on attending the career expo. Charlie Kistner said, "I thought it was interesting to see all the different job opportunities."

Natalie Bruner said, "It was fun to go to. I had the opportunity to get useful information on the career I want to go into. I learned that working with kids takes patience."

This is a great opportunity for the students to experience career options with real local businesses. It gives students a chance to develop an idea of what they would like to do in the future before they transition into high school.
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