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MAES hosts career day

Throughout the day on May 30, Meyersdale Elementary students had an opportunity to meet a variety of professionals for the second Annual Meyersdale Elementary School Career Day.

 

This special program is a continuation of the curriculum and classes focusing on each student’s Career Portfolio. Program coordinator and Elementary Guidance Counselor Joey Emerick said Career Day is an opportunity for children to learn about the diverse career options in our region.

 

Emerick contacted parents asking for volunteers to come in to speak to the students about their respective careers. Her request was met with great enthusiasm and she quickly had a list of presenters from all walks of life, including a costume designer, a paramedic, a welder, a fisheries biologist, a correctional officer, a local business owner, a quality assurance specialist, a front desk supervisor, an artist, and a librarian assistant.

 

Emerick said the diversity of these careers is reflective of the many opportunities afforded to students, whether through a traditional four-year degree, technical training, as well as careers that do not require advanced degrees or training.

 

Students and presenters, alike, enjoyed the second Annual Career Day!