(Jason Ogg talks to the Riverton High School Band. Taylor Barry photo.)
By Taylor Berry, RHS Journalism Club
On February 12 the Riverton High School held Career Day. The idea of Career Day was to bring in local business people so that they could talk with the students about their profession. As students went through the day in each class, there was a different speaker.
The CTE teachers at the Career Center of the high school brought up the idea for Career Day. “I believe it’s a good opportunity for kids to be exposed to careers that they may have maybe never heard before and to think within the realm of what we know,” Mrs. Santee said who had fully planned Career Day. Students will get the chance to see why they need to use math skills or take certain courses in the high school to prepare them for the real world.
There has been a great response from the community about coming to the high school and speaking with students on their career title and getting students interested in that particular career. Career day helped students make a network within the business industry. These students also met with mentors and asked questions if they were interested in that career. Students found out which classes they will need to take in high school and if whether or not they will need to continue their education in that certain career path.
“This will be beneficial for the students and to find what kind of jobs are and what is required to get to that certain position,” a science teacher at the high school stated. There are many new careers that are open to the students. The staff hopes that the Career Days will continue into the future and will be a bigger success.
– My name is Taylor Barry and I am a senior at Riverton High School. I hope to graduate and continue onto college.