Vehicle Career Day at Nashport Elementary School

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MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio- Mid-East CTC Elementary Career Development held a vehicle career day at Nashport Elementary.

The event had vehicles from all over the community including the Falls Township Fire Department, the county sheriff, and even WHIZ.

Grades 4-6 got the chance to walk around the school’s parking lot to learn about careers.

Amanda Spiker, the Assistant Principal of Nashport Elementary says that shows students they have options.

“In our area its not just about going to a college and pursuing a degree, some of these careers you would need to pursue a degree afterwards and some of them would exit high school and with the on the job training that you need so that you can go straight out into the workforce and we want all of our students to have those options available to them,” Spiker said.

The event lasted for 2 hours and many students enjoyed their time with local businesses.

Stacey Snider, the Elementary Career Development Specialist for Mid-East says they are grateful for their community partners.

“We just really appreciate the partnership with the community, the community businesses that take time out of their work day. We know that the work force is short staffed, especially right now so for them to come out, and realize how important it is, and home important these children are, to help them explore careers, its an awesome partnership and we appreciate there help with that so much,” Snider said.

Mid-East Mission is to provide students with a dynamic experience through real world experience.

The organization also hosts career days and programs to further student learning at other schools in the area.

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