Students at St. Joseph School get a look at prospective careers

 

 

By Ron Giofu

 

Students at St. Joseph School got a chance to investigate and hear about careers they might want to pursue during Catholic Education Week.

Career Exploration Day was held at the River Canard school last Tuesday and featured guest speakers from around the community including Amherstburg police constables Kim Rathbone and Steve Owen, BMO Amherstburg branch manager Karen Davidson, Dr. Sophia Thomas, dentist Dr. Sandra Frederick and Capt. Randy Wismer from the Amherstburg Fire Department.

Adina Abey and Marina White explored becoming a pediatrician during the May 2 "Career Exploration Day" at St. Joseph School in River Canard.

Adina Abey and Marina White explored becoming a pediatrician during the May 2 “Career Exploration Day” at St. Joseph School in River Canard.

“We’re celebrating Catholic Education Week, the theme of which is ‘Walking Forward Together,’” explained principal Linda DiPasquale.

The Career Exploration Day was part of that week and DiPasquale said that Grade 5 and 6 students studied what careers they might like to pursue and did projects on it. They displayed those projects in the school computer lab and some students even dressed like the careers they may pursue, including some students dressed as doctors, police officers or actors.

Other classes were invited to come down and ask questions, DiPasquale added, as were parents and grandparents.

Bethany Adams explored an acting career as part of St. Joseph School's "Career Exploration Day."

Bethany Adams explored an acting career as part of St. Joseph School’s “Career Exploration Day.”

Adina Abey and Marina White had an exhibit about becoming a doctor. Abey said they both like helping people with White noting becoming a pediatrician is of specific interest.

Abey said learning about how the human body works was interesting with White adding the pay isn’t bad either, quoting figures of $60,000 to $200,000 annually.

Amherstburg police Const. Steve Owen toured classes speaking on his job at "Career Exploration Day."

Amherstburg police Const. Steve Owen toured classes speaking on his job at “Career Exploration Day.”

Bethany Adams has been involved in a pair of school plays and believes acting could be the career for her.

“I just like acting,” Adams explained. “It’s fun. I like being on stage.”

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