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.
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.
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).
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.