The Wacona Elementary School Career Fair proved to be an exciting event as over 100 fifth grade students gathered in the multipurpose room to discover the connection between the education they are currently earning and the jobs they may someday hold.
More than 20 local business leaders shared their time and knowledge to bridge the gap between career awareness standards and real-world experiences. Ware County High School CTAE students also participated in the fair. They shared information about the many career pathways offered locally and informed attendees how the CTAE pathways give students a head start in a chosen profession.
“Wacona’s Career Fair was a great way to showcase many exciting career opportunities to these students. I was impressed by the students’ eagerness to learn and by the excitement that was evident as each presenter shared about his or her profession,” said Dr. Lynn Barber, CTAE Director.
Wacona Elementary School leaders would like to thank Dr. Kim Callahan, school counselor, who coordinated this valuable educational experience for our students and also the businesses and CTAE pathway students who participated in the Career Fair: Advanced Auto Parts, Alice Taylor-Family Nurse Practitioner, BYRT Financial Advisor, BYRT CPA, City of Waycross Engineer, Georgia Bureau of Investigations, JCPenney Salon, Chef- Delaware North EverBank Field, Music Funeral Home, Okefenokee Heritage Center, Okefenokee Swamp Park, Prime South Bank, Unison Behavioral Health, Ware County District Attorney- George E. Barnhill, Ware County Fire Department, Ware County Sheriff Department, WCHS CTAE Director- Dr. Lynn Barber, WCHS Agriculture, WCHS Culinary Arts, WCHS Healthcare, WCHS Law and Justice, and WCHS Marketing/Management.