Career Exploration in Action

Career Exploration in Action

| By: Britten, Casey T

What happens when 940 eighth graders get to "try out" 40 different careers offered by local employers? They get excited about their future!

On Wednesday, April 20, students from 16 area schools explored careers at the 23rd annual Eighth Grade Career Fair at Clintonville Middle School. This event, organized by Fox Valley Technical College the Clintonville and Shawano Chambers of Commerce, has grown over the past few years into one of the largest events of its kind in northeast Wisconsin.

Students were able to talk with employers from 60 area businesses and explore a variety of careers through hands-on, interactive booths. 

The Career Fair allows students to see all the different career opportunities they have right here within their communities. When young students realize there are many careers available locally, they may be more likely to stay in the area after their schooling.