Article: More Exciting Career Connections

More Exciting Career Connections

This month, our fifth and sixth graders had the opportunity to learn about careers in agriculture, culinary and medical laboratory technologies through the Career Connections program. Experts in these fields visited the classroom to share knowledge, answer questions and offer hands-on learning experiences.

Three photos showing groups of students working with experts

Visitor Jessica Reid from 4H/Cornell Cooperative Extension (left) spoke about the 4/H program and the wide range of agriculture-related careers, and Ted Miller from agribusiness Worm Power (right and center) introduced students to worms and vermicomposting.

Three photos showing groups of students working with experts
High school students Ben Forrett and Karissa Wilson from the Culinary program at WEMOCO (left and center) demonstrated basic cooking skills and took questions from the audience, while another fifth grade group learned about food safety (right).
 
Three photos showing groups of students working with experts

Medical Laboratory Technology careers were represented by Rochester Regional Health’s Earl Bartz (left and center), who explained blood typing, and WEMOCO med lab technician-in-training Brianna Cullen. Teacher Paul Glor, (right) with the help of senior high school students Camryn Karelus, Mia Lucyshyn, Gabby Negron, Colton Batz, Ana Bitsas and Tori Thompson, demonstrated emergency first aid, like CPR and epipens.

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