A Career Day of epic proportions was held at L.T. Ball Intermediate School on Friday, Oct. 4 as students were able to learn about a variety of different career fields from dedicated professionals.
Nearly 40 volunteers gave up their day to tell about their jobs and possibly inspire the next generation of workers to follow in their footsteps.
Everyone from an air traffic controller (Shawn Bibby) to a cardiologist (Dr. Aaron Kaibas) and a Sushi Chef (Jon Stumpf) were present. “We are thankful for all the community support given by the donation of time to enrich our students’ lives,” said Mrs. Tammy Conley, the school’s Guidance Counselor, who was instrumental in the events planning.
The wide range of professions covered also included the Army National Guard (LTC Dan Burris), Crime Scene Investigator (Officer. A. Grubb, Tipp City PD), Tipp City Fire Department (Daniel Quinn and David Stockler), Tipp City EMS (Chief Senseman), Emergency Room Nurse (Lindsay Kimmel), Beverage Distributor (Andy Nelson) a Clown (Carol Battson) and many more. Much effort was made to capture the interests of every student with the sessions available.
A lesson on the V-22 Osprey by an Aerospace Engineer (Jennifer Behm) was a highlight for Trent Dowell, but he was able to discover some other possible career choices. “I want to be a medic, but would also like to be in the Army. Then I thought, there are medics in the army, where I can help more people,” he said.
The favorite for many students was the Carpentry Construction presentation by students from the Miami Valley Career Technology Center. Students got to assemble wooden model cars and race them against their classmates.
The reaction to Career Day was positive by the students, based on remarks such as, ‘This is greatest day of school ever’ heard by Conley.
It at least laid some groundwork for the students to build their careers upon. “We have it gave some ideas and challenges to think about concerning what they want to do in the future,” said Conley.
Top Photo - Students learning the process of making pharmaceutical capsules
Bottom Photo - Officer Grubb is demonstrating to students how to find and lift finger prints