BEDFORD, N.Y. The eighth graders of Fox Lane Middle School will be focusing on the future in March, as the fourth annual career day is slated for March 28, the board of education announced Monday.
The day involves inviting volunteer speakers to engage students in classroom discussion and presentation about their jobs, careers, industries and career development experiences, said Carole LaColla, school district clerk. The speakers will also discuss the educational and skill requirements for entering their field.
The school acknowledges that high school days are just around the corner, which might give students and parents anxiety as to what kind of direction the child will go in. Students who engage in career exploration are often equipped with enhanced ability to make informed career choices as they mature and grow, LaColla said.
The school is looking for volunteers who will be well-prepared and engaging to middle school-aged students, and willing to help the children get interested in his or her line of work. For those who are interested, they are asked to contact Ricki Butler ( email@example.com ), Amy Diaz ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Steve Quinn ( email@example.com ).
The opportunity is worthwhile for the students and volunteers, LaColla said, as the goals of the program include opening students eyes to the wide range of job options, along with making the all-important connection between the purpose of schoolwork and the future.
Fox Lane Middle School is in the Bedford Central School District, which includes Bedford, Mount Kisco, and Pound Ridge.
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