Job Shadow and College and Career Week to be held at CHS
By Elly Groh & Mary Harrison
Job Shadow Day for Cairo High School is coming up and it will be held on Feb. 4, 2020. The event will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and will allow students to learn more about a wide variety of occupations. Bankers, physical therapists, teachers, reporters, and even surgeons are just some of the professionals in Cairo that students can observe. Students will then have to write a summary of their experiences.
The College and Career Week will be held a week later on February 10-14.
On Monday, 9th and 10th graders will meet at 9:15 a.m. in the auditorium. This assembly will consist of a speech by Charlene Brinson from the United States Department of Labor.
Tuesday will consist of a play for the 10th through 12th graders performed by Drama students and directed by Ms. Bock. It will display all the information needed for an interview and what is appropriate to wear.
On Wednesday, 10th-12th graders will be called out of class in the morning to attend a business industry panel. Some of the participating businesses will include Grady EMC, Performance Food Group (PFG), Walmart, JTEKT/KOYO, and A. West. They will all be presenting what their businesses do, as well as what they do for the people. The purpose of this is to inform the students of job opportunities in Cairo.
Thursday will be the day for the Career Fair, which will last from 8 a.m.-noon.; students will be called by wing. The businesses from Wednesday will have panels, and many colleges, including the following, will be represented: Florida State University, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Southern Regional Technical College.
The theme for this year's College and Career Fair, held on Thursday, February 13, will be "Shape Your Future."
On Friday there will be a "pep rally for the future" featuring guest speaker Dr. Debbie Phillips. "We are really privileged to have her...she's dynamic," said Mrs. Michelle Ausley,
CTAE Career Counselor and Work-Based Learning Coordinator at CHS.
Mrs. Ausley coordinates this event annually. Her goal for this event is to give students opportunities in Cairo. She said that it's a passion of hers to help the youth of Cairo. Her goal is to "help the talent stay in Cairo," and one way that she does this is through Career Week.