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‘Career Day’ Whets Students’ Appetite for Vocational Success

Students narrowing their occupational choices gained some real-world focus on Friday, as the Outreach for K-12 Office again hosted Career Day on Penn College campuses. Held in the spring for seventh- to ninth-graders and in the fall for high school freshmen through seniors, the event gives regional school districts the opportunity to brings groups of students to delve into potential careers through hands-on activities, tours of facilities, and discussions with in-the-know students and on-the-job faculty.

– Photos by Jennifer A. Cline, writer/editor-One College Avenue,
and Pamela A. Mix, secretary to the Earth Science Center executive director and assistant dean of transportation and natural resources technologies

A Central Mountain High School student plugs components into a Raspberry Pi, a computer that can fit into the palm of your hand but is powerful enough to run a home media center and more.
A Central Mountain High School student plugs components into a Raspberry Pi, a computer that can fit into the palm of your hand but is powerful enough to run a home media center and more.

Students visiting collision-repair facilities had the opportunity to learn how 1920s Ford Model T engines work.
Students visiting collision-repair facilities had the opportunity to learn how 1920s Ford Model T engines work.

Radiography students introduce a group to their field by first showing them sample X-rays.
Radiography students introduce a group to their field by first showing them sample X-rays.

A Monroe Career and Technical Institute student attempts the challenging Basketball Grab with an excavator.
A Monroe Career and Technical Institute student attempts the challenging Basketball Grab with an excavator.

Tom Livingstone, associate professor of automated manufacturing and machining, talks with a group from Bermudian Springs High School amid the college’s electric discharge machining equipment.
Tom Livingstone, associate professor of automated manufacturing and machining, talks with a group from Bermudian Springs High School amid the college’s electric discharge machining equipment.

Students take notes during “Animation of Objects Using Industrial Automation Software” in the Center for Business & Workforce Development.
Students take notes during “Animation of Objects Using Industrial Automation Software” in the Center for Business & Workforce Development.

Rhonda J. Seebold, part-time instructor of dental hygiene, speaks to a group.
Rhonda J. Seebold, part-time instructor of dental hygiene, speaks to a group.

Nicholas L. Stephenson, instructor of graphic design, offers assistance in a “Graphic Design for the Web” session.
Nicholas L. Stephenson, instructor of graphic design, offers assistance in a “Graphic Design for the Web” session.

Students receive an introduction to engineering design and computer-aided drafting by building “The Wildcat” rollercoaster.
Students receive an introduction to engineering design and computer-aided drafting by building “The Wildcat” rollercoaster.

Monroe students microscopically answer the question, "Do bugs and insects creep you out?" during a session at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.
Monroe students microscopically answer the question, “Do bugs and insects creep you out?” during a session at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.

Students learn about the field of health information.
Students learn about the field of health information.