Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School students are learning about possible career paths straight from the source.
The Working Together Coalition is bridging the gap between students and their career choices by hosting a career day. Kelly Felton, a coalition coordinator, says it is a good opportunity “to hear beyond their parents and teachers about what they need to do for the future.”
Students were given a taste of different fields like healthcare, finance, and technology. One student expressed interest in pursuing a career in finance or journalism, while another student was inspired by a presentation in athletics.
The goal is to let community members inspire students to make choices inside the classroom that will impact their lives once they graduate. Bradley Foster said, “I’m not an honor roll student, but I try. It makes you think that a year from now you’re going to be in college.”
The students say that what they’re learning in the present has inspired them to reach their goals in the future.
The Working Together Coalition hopes the tips students learned from current industry professionals will motivate them to finish their education and return to find jobs in the community.