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Career Day sets middle schoolers’ sights on tomorrow


College employees rallied to provide nearly 40 educational sessions for middle schoolers from across the region who visited campus on Monday for the college’s twice-a-year Career Day. Facilitated by the college’s College Transitions Office, the event provided 1,267 students with opportunities to explore a wide variety of careers in each of the college’s six academic schools. Visitors included 13 schools and home-schooled students.

– Photos by Jennifer A. Cline, writer/magazine editor

Roberta Schwenk, makerspace assistant, describes the projects students can take on in the Dr. Welch Workshop.
Roberta Schwenk, makerspace assistant, describes the projects students can take on in the Dr. Welch Workshop.

Led by Franklin H. Reber, instructor of building construction technology, and students, Career Day visitors create concrete stepping stones.
Led by Franklin H. Reber, instructor of building construction technology, and students, Career Day visitors create concrete stepping stones.

A visiting middle schooler and her teacher shovel concrete into stepping stone molds as construction student Josh R. Rosenberger (left) describes the science and technology of the work.
A visiting middle schooler and her teacher shovel concrete into stepping stone molds as construction student Josh R. Rosenberger (left) describes the science and technology of the work.

Logo Bingo was among new opportunities, helping students to explore the importance of marketing and company branding.
Logo Bingo was among new opportunities, helping students to explore the importance of marketing and company branding.

Tammy M. Rich, assistant professor of business administration/management/event management, helps students to think about what they market (including the brands they wear).
Tammy M. Rich, assistant professor of business administration/management/event management, helps students to think about what they market (including the brands they wear).

Joshua D. Hill, assistant professor of speech communication-composition, talks with visitors about the power of speech in any career.
Joshua D. Hill, assistant professor of speech communication-composition, talks with visitors about the power of speech in any career.

David E. Bjorkman, instructor of emergency management/social science, helps students to understand the role of an emergency operations center during a disaster.
David E. Bjorkman, instructor of emergency management/social science, helps students to understand the role of an emergency operations center during a disaster.

In “Use of Social Media as a Business and Marketing Tool,” students create a social media post to promote a snack brand. The session was led by Spyke M. Krepshaw, instructor of web and interactive media.
In “Use of Social Media as a Business and Marketing Tool,” students create a social media post to promote a snack brand. The session was led by Spyke M. Krepshaw, instructor of web and interactive media.

John M. Good, instructor of automation and computer integrated manufacturing, demonstrates the functions of robots in the automated manufacturing lab.
John M. Good, instructor of automation and computer integrated manufacturing, demonstrates the functions of robots in the automated manufacturing lab.

Jeffrey M. Januchowski, assistant professor of automotive technology (Ford ASSET), demonstrates a Mustang’s computer system and how it is used to diagnose problems.
Jeffrey M. Januchowski, assistant professor of automotive technology (Ford ASSET), demonstrates a Mustang’s computer system and how it is used to diagnose problems.

Christopher H. Van Stavoren, assistant professor of automotive technology, show innovations in automotive technology.
Christopher H. Van Stavoren, assistant professor of automotive technology, show innovations in automotive technology.

Surrounded by students from Milton and Lewistown, Carl J. Bower Jr., assistant professor of horticulture, shows landscape designs.
Surrounded by students from Milton and Lewistown, Carl J. Bower Jr., assistant professor of horticulture, shows landscape designs.

Visitors from Cowanesque Valley experiment with augmented reality to explore topography and what civil engineers and surveyors must understand about the land. The session was led by Brad H. Lyon, assistant professor of civil engineering technology, and students
Visitors from Cowanesque Valley experiment with augmented reality to explore topography and what civil engineers and surveyors must understand about the land. The session was led by Brad H. Lyon, assistant professor of civil engineering technology, and students

After working through the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate the diagonals of a building, students from Milton head outdoors to accurately stake out corners.
After working through the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate the diagonals of a building, students from Milton head outdoors to accurately stake out corners.

Students in the “House Layout” session receive helpful guidance from Harry W. Hintz, instructor of construction technology.
Students in the “House Layout” session receive helpful guidance from Harry W. Hintz, instructor of construction technology.

Visitors from Milton listen to SimMan’s lungs and heart.
Visitors from Milton listen to SimMan’s lungs and heart.

Mark W. Wilson, instructor of graphic design, demonstrates how to use a light meter and other tools and techniques to make a beautiful portrait.
Mark W. Wilson, instructor of graphic design, demonstrates how to use a light meter and other tools and techniques to make a beautiful portrait.

 

 

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