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Careers on Wheels reveals college students job potentialities in transportation – Statesville Report & Landmark


On any journey, it helps to know the place you’re going and the way you’ll get there.

For the Careers on Wheels occasion at Iredell County Fairgrounds in Troutman on Friday, the objective was to information center faculty college students towards extra potentialities as soon as they’re prepared to start out their very own careers.

“We discover it’s helpful to broaden their scope,” Tim Woody mentioned. The director of Profession and Technical Training for Iredell-Statesville Colleges defined how center faculty is an effective time to discover numerous completely different professions earlier than they start to concentrate on explicit careers in highschool.

“We would like them to have a laser concentrate on what they’re doing after highschool whether or not it’ll work, going to varsity or going to the navy. We would like them to know CTE programs can profit them to no matter that objective is post-secondary.”

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The inaugural occasion was deliberate to assist open up college students’ eyes to plenty of jobs in transportation as they progress towards highschool.

Round 1,000 college students in Iredell-Statesville Colleges and Mooresville Graded Faculty District got here by to see greater than 4 dozen completely different companies and the way transportation, logistics and folks play a job each on the street and behind the scenes.

Careers on Wheels was put collectively by Iredell-Statesville Colleges Profession and Technical Training (CTE) Division in a collaborative effort with Mitchell Group Faculty, Mooresville Graded Faculty District and the Iredell County Financial Improvement Corp.

Juli Tipton, the profession growth coordinator for center faculty packages, mentioned the occasion tied in with a profession exploration platform known as Main Readability. She mentioned it may possibly assist college students see their strengths and weaknesses and what careers may be greatest suited to their pursuits and expertise.

“The extra they work together with that platform, the extra slender their focus will get, and can hopefully information them to a satisfying profession some day,” Tipton mentioned.

And whereas some center faculty college students might or might not discover themselves in a profession in transportation or technical fields, occasions like Careers on Wheels present them the folks and tools concerned in these careers.

“I’m studying that every one these folks actually care about their jobs and what they’re doing. They’re all actually keen about it,” Braylon Snead mentioned, a scholar at Lakeshore Center in Mooresville.

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