LES students look to the future at career fair

Students visit tables during a career fair in a gymnasium

Students at Liberty Elementary once again had the opportunity to think about their future career and work options in a job fair-like setting in the gymnasium on Monday, June 3.

LES parents volunteered their time at a recruitment table to share the details and skills required in their professions. Parents volunteered from many different career areas, including teachers, salon owners, employment recruitment specialists, business managers, game developers, health inspectors, and our very own Dr. Patrick Sullivan shared his experiences as a superintendent of schools.

An adult gives students  3-d printed figures to look at Students rotated through the career fair with prepared questions they created in their classrooms. Following the event, students returned to their classrooms to answer self-reflecting questions about their experiences at the career event. They were asked to think about and plan  what skills and goals they might want to develop to be ready for their chosen future careers. This point for self reflection helps students begin to separate fantasy from what might be tentative, and, in the years ahead, ultimately realistic. As elementary students ascend into middle school, they begin to think about career choices based on information available to them relative to their interests, skills and values.

“For now, we want our elementary students to dream and fantasize about their career possibilities and believe there are no boundaries to what is possible, if they are willing to set measurable goals and work hard to track their own progress toward success,” LES Principal Robert England said.

More photos can be found on our social media pages.