AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Eighth graders at Austintown Middle School spent the day learning about different jobs.
The school hosted its annual Career Day on Friday. The students listened to more than 20 speakers, including the Austintown fire chief, a police officer and a physical therapist.
Those in charge of the event say it’s important to learn about career paths, especially at a young age.
The speakers explained to students how they chose their career, what training is required and what a normal day is like.
“I don’t think it’s ever too early to start thinking about careers. In junior high, it’s very important to start to explore different opportunities, so we try to expose them to as many different careers as possible,” said John Hudson, the school’s eighth grade guidance counselor.