Students at Social Circle Elementary School got a glimpse of the world of work last week at the Communities In Schools Career Day. More than 20 exhibitors spent the afternoon talking with students about careers ranging from construction and auto-mechanics to sports and music to public safety and law.
CIS Site Coordinator Debra Rakestraw and the SCES Site Team planned the event, which brought each of the three grades (3rd, 4th and 5th) through the exhibit for some one-on-one time with adults who set up displays to explain their careers.
"This is such a great opportunity for our students to see how the things they are learning in the classroom will apply to their futures," said SCES Principal Jodi Weber. "Having the community come to the school to share their careers with our students is so valuable and we appreciate all of them."
Exhibitors expressed how much they enjoyed seeing the students, especially those who had taken their "dress for success" instructions to heart. "The kids are great," said Jennifer Broun, Community Relations Coordinator for Walton EMC. "They are really taking it seriously and asking thoughtful questions."