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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Career Planning Sessions

Career Planning Sessions Geared Toward 5th-9th Graders

April 21st, 2010

younggirlstudentStudents are thinking about careers even before they begin junior high school. To broaden their horizons, Potter County Education Council has launched “Techsploration.” It’s a program to introduce students in grades five through nine to technical job opportunities. The 18-hour course, which will be offered in June at the Vo-Tech School in Port Allegany, will also educate parents about job options. Officials want to familiarize students with the vocational and technical education options as an alternative to an academic path.

The course will run June 7-8, from 7:30-5 pm, for students entering grades five and six; and June 9-10, from 7:30 am-5 pm for students entering grades seven through nine. To register, call Candi Hand at 814-545-1333 or email candih@pottercountyedcouncil.org.

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

Can't we just let kids be kids especially 5th graders?
Why do some of these dildines think they have to push their kids to be all anxious about "what are you gonna be when you grow up?" when they are like 10 years old?

Anonymous said...

@7:57AM; Probably because we don't want them to turn out like you!

Anonymous said...

Hey, 5:01, who are "we"?
Do your kids get a chance to go out and play and be kids, or are you pushing them to be the best at everything, maybe with a few participation trophies and ribbons to show for it regardless of whether they actually accomplish anything?
Wouldn't want to hurt their self-esteem, you know? Wouldn't want them to be wasting time playing.
I am not criticizing education or career planning. I have a master's degree to show for my own dedication to education and to career development, but my memories of being a fifth-grader do not include over-indulgent parents wanting to push, push, push me to make decisions about the rest of my life.
I still maintain that some of these dildines who are always pushing their kids are not taking into account two factors: the importance of "having a childhood" and the dignity and respect of allowing a young person to mature gradually and consider a whole world of possibilities for when he grows up.
You go ahead and push those fifth-graders to "think career" all you want if you think that's what's best for them.
But don't insult me with your smackdown on here.

Anonymous said...

Just another way for the Ed Council to get some bucks. Probably have to pay for this, as the article doesn't state that it is free to register.

Parents Who Care About Your Kids & Our Kids said...

Yep! It's Free and a great way to keep kids occupied with their time for a couple days. Needless too say too many young kids at home alone during the summer or hanging out on the streets. Thanks Ed Council for this great opportunity for our kids.