Career day can leave a lasting impression on young people

By Staff
Jason Cannon, FCT Publisher
Monday, West Elementary School students began a discussion of careers paths with "Careers on Wheels Day."
The first-annual "Careers on Wheels Day", allowed students from to meet with representatives from several different career fields within the city of Russellville are the career fields varied greatly.
I remember having career day when I was little.
We had the career day staples like firemen and police officers but that's really about all I remember.
I can tell you that we never had anything like a professional 4-wheeler racer.
The event was held in an effort to help introduce the students to various careers that they would be learning about in the classroom and allowed them to experience first-hand what was involved in each career.
Volunteers from various different careers such as the Russellville Police Department K-9 Unit, Russellville Fire and Rescue Department, Pleasant Bay Ambulance Service, Unique Car Care Limo Service, Russellville Animal Control, professional 4-wheeler racer Keith Little, the Russellville Utility Department, and Russellville City Schools bus driver Anne Franks were on hand to demonstrate their careers and showed the students the vehicles and equipment that they use on a day-to-day basis and answer questions from the students.
A career day for children that are 13 to 15 years away from having to actually choose their careers may not seem like much, but I can guarantee those children when home with something to tell Mommy and Daddy.
A few months ago, a dentist visited my two-year old daughter's day care and sent her home with a bag of goodies that included a coloring book, and of course floss and a toothbrush.
The first thing she showed me when I got home that night were her "presents" as she called them.
You never know what might leave a lasting impression on a child.
Thanks to an impromptu guest speaker, I could be the father of the world's next great dentist, just as the parents of West Elementary School students may be raising the firemen, police officers and racers of the future.

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