The fifth-graders of Penn-Trafford School District’s five elementary schools attended a ‘Career Discovery Day’ at Westmoreland County Community College on May 22. The event, which was sponsored by PHEPLE, brought together professionals from eighteen different fields to share details of their careers with the students.
Students rotated around the facility to visit each of the career stations, hear about many job possibilities, and ask questions of the gracious presenters. Some of the careers represented were state police, auto sales, nursing, physical therapy, dental hygienist, welding, wildlife conservationist, EMT, and firefighter.
McCullough student Aiden Gillary tries out a welding training tool
A McCullough student tries on a welding hood
Harrison Park students learn about a career in contracting
Harrison Park students learn what it takes to become a dental hygienist
Trafford Elementary students learned about the tow-truck industry
Staff members from Unity Printing talk to Sunrise Elementary students
Sunrise Elementary students take an up-close look at a police vehicle
State Police officers talk to some Trafford Elementary students