ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Mid-East Career and Technology Centers and Nashport Elementary School partnered together to host Vehicle Career Day.
The event is for students grades four through six and it gives them the opportunity to be outside and interact with business professionals. Career Specialist at Mid-East Robin McQuaid said they have been working closely with schools to explore different careers.
“The main objective today is for them to visit each vehicle which are trucks or other larger pieces of equipment and for the businesses to share the jobs that are available in our community,” McQuaid said. “They’re also talking to the kids about education and training as well.”
McQuaid said Mid-East has been doing this Career Day for a few years but this is the first year they’ve decided to expand to other local schools.There were businesses such as ODOT, Robertson Construction, and Falls Township Fire Department.
“The big takeaway is that our students may not know or the elementary students may not know what’s available right here in our community,” McQuaid said. “There’s a lot of Mid-East students here as well today so they’re able to showcase their programs as well and it just gives them a better understanding of what’s available in Muskingum County.”
Some of the presenters at the event have children who attend Mid-East and Assistant Principal of Nashport Elementary School Amanda Spiker said because of that, they know just how much of a service this event is for the kid’s future.