Eighth graders explore professions during Career Day.

November 21, 2022

Levi House of Valley City Metals leads a quality control activity.

Eighth graders explore professions during Career Day.

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SHELBY — Shelby Middle School eighth graders were recently introduced to several different careers during Career Day.

Vaughn White talks to the students about manufacturing.

“We had four speakers that shared about their career field, and then the kids did a related activity,” said school counselor Laura Sly. “The students then rotated throughout the morning to see all four.”

At last week’s session, presenters were Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon, Vaughn White and Levi House from Valley City Metals and contractor Justin K. Meyers. Noah Smith and Sydney Goodrich, who are students in the West Shore Educational Service District’s criminal justice program, led a fingerprinting activity after Bizon’s presentation about criminal justice careers.

White — who is a long-time educator now working in the manufacturing field — and House talked to students about manufacturing careers and led a quality control activity.

Meyers spoke about building trades and presented a fastener identification activity and tool demonstrations. 

Two more Career Day sessions are scheduled for Jan. 18 and March 15, so the students can explore more occupations.

Joseph Bizon discusses criminal justice careers with the students.

Noah Smith and Sydney Goodrich, who are students in the West Shore Educational Service District’s criminal justice program, lead a fingerprinting activity.

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