By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer
The Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) held a Career Expo event on May 9 in the school’s gymnasium. The event featured 40 local career speakers and over 1000 students attended. According to Michele Ramsey, MCMS Counselor, Career Expo 2014 was a special event designed to showcase the 17 Career Clusters utilizing local businesses and agencies. Grades 5-8 participated. Some high school students helped the younger students visit the tables on display. Stacy Dearing, MCES Counselor and Jennifer Butler, CTAE at MCHS brought the fifth grade and high school students.
Ramsey was pleased with how the event turned out, noting that it was a valuable opportunity for students to consider their likes, skills, education necessary training, job outlook, and salary. “Morgan County Schools has tremendous support by our community. Everyone really turned out to teach the students about various careers and training they need to pursue certain fields. We had county government, law enforcement, Georgia Pacific (engineering), farming, health care, finance…” said Ramsey.
“Students had the opportunity to talk one-on-one with professionals in each of the 17 career clusters and ask specific questions about the careers such as education, salary, job outlook and specifics that the job entailed,” explained Ramsey. “We appreciate all the speakers and volunteers who came out and donated their time and talents…to share their careers with our students.”