Eighth Grade Students at Heritage Explore Future Career Paths During Expo

Heritage Middle School hosted its first ever Exploration Expo where eighth grade students spoke with and listened to a variety of people who work in fields from medical, construction, farm and ranching, news and more.

HMS-Exploration-Expo-09Sometimes choosing a future career path can be daunting for young adults, especially without getting an inside look of careers and exploring the many pathways they can take.

To help ease that burden, Heritage Middle School hosted its first Exploration Expo for its eighth grade students in which they welcomed more than 20 people in a variety of career fields to speak with students about their jobs and answer questions.

Heritage welcomed people with careers such as:

  • Prison guard
  • Flight nurse
  • EMS paramedic
  • Disaster care
  • TV news reporter
  • Veterinarian tech/animal trainer
  • Police officer
  • Retail department store manager
  • Race car driver
  • Special agent
  • Surgical nurse
  • District attorney
  • Trial lawyer
  • Fireman
  • Youth pastor
  • Realtor
  • Construction builder
  • Insurance agent
  • Mayor/politician
  • Daycare owner
  • Youth probation officer
  • Farmer/rancher
  • Assisted living facility owner
  • Sports referee
  • College and career athlete
  • ESPN videographer
  • Recording studio technician
  • Financial adviser

The goal of the expo was to help give students a little bit of insight into possible career opportunities in the future so they can better prepare for their futures beginning as early as high school.

Students got to sit in on four sessions during the expo and later went to Mr. Gatti’s to each lunch together as a grade.