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Freshman Career Camp Creates Roadmap for Future

Students at Columbia High got a chance to see and hear from experts in a variety of fields at the school’s annual Freshman Career Camp this week.  The event featured occupations from all across the city including several major career clusters.  Over 300 students were able to learn about the many offerings available from industry professionals who were able to provide guidance in classes for a career path.   In all, approximately forty different companies and careers were represented at the fair.

Columbia High Assistant Principal Terence Hayden says that this event provides students the exposure to opportunities that they have not previously considered, and can “inspire students to choose one of these careers.”  Freshman Baylee Goerzen enjoyed it because “it’s a good opportunity to see what I could do in life and start getting prepared for later on.”  Jadyn Hampton, another freshman at Columbia, said the event provided “information about job and careers that we are interested in.”  The students were not only excited about the experience, but grateful to understand more about what it takes to achieve your dreams for a path to success.

The Columbia High Freshman Career Camp has been an annual event for the past four years.  Events such as career camp are designed to stir interest in jobs that are experiencing profound economic and technological changes.  The goal is to provide students with ways to gain knowledge and learn valuable career and life skills.