STUDENTS LEARN POSSIBLE VOCATIONAL PREVIEW WITH CAREER FAIR AT SUMTER COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL
MR. ELBERT SOLOMON VISITS SUMTER COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL
STUDENTS LEARN POSSIBLE VOCATIONAL PREVIEW WITH CAREER FAIR AT SUMTER COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL For 13 years, Mrs.Ernestine Carter, Business Education teacher and sponsor of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), has invited local business and service leaders to Sumter Middle School for their Annual Career Day. In groups of 25, students rotated to four sessions of their choice. As they visited the sites of 33 representatives from local business providers, these representatives shared various job descriptions at their represented organization. In each session, the need for education and increased study about a student's future vocation was stressed.
"Culinary Arts is more than only food preparation. Chemistry, mathematics and so many areas are involved in becoming a chef, in today's work place. You must have a very diversified knowledge about many things that are involved in healthy and safe food," said Janine Bell of the Culinary Arts Department of South Georgia Technical College.
Visitors were met in the lobby of Sumter Middle School by students ambassadors. After enjoying pastries and a morning beverage, they were escorted to their presentation room.
"This annual Career Day is a great partnership between students at Sumter County Middle School and our area community. Students enjoy meeting these representatives and appreciate the time to ask questions. Personal contact with business representatives always helps clarify any questions that a student may have," said Mrs. Carter. After the final session of Career Day 2012, guests enjoyed a buffet lunch served in the Media Center of Sumter County Middle.
Here, Founder, Director and CEO of "I CARE," Mr. Elbert Solomon, shared his personal history and the formation of his successful Parent Involvement organization. "It is very important that you explore your interests and begin planning your future vocation. The job market is competitive and each of you must plan for the challenges that you will face," said Mr. Solomon.