By ABBY SLANKER
C.H. Campbell Elementary School students enjoyed an opportunity to learn about a variety of careers available to them during the school’s 15th annual Career Day Oct. 25.
The event, organized by Diane Dankovich, guidance counselor at C.H. Campbell Elementary and Hilltop Elementary, showcased a large selection of careers presented by parent volunteers.
“The kids do love Career Day. They are very excited ahead of time and they talk to me about it the rest of the school year. Our volunteers are wonderful and are great with the kids. This year, we have quite a few new and exciting people here. I love it when we can present new professions to the kids,” Dankovich said.
Exhibitors included a pharmacy tech, a pharmacist, a photographer, executive director of Mill Creek MetroParks, YSU professor of economics, a business owner, a physician, a physical therapist, a yoga instructor, an adjunct professor of voice at YSU, a baker, a pizza business owner, railroad construction and heavy building rep, automotive paint sales rep, director of engineering at YSU, a registered nurse, an engineer with 3D printing, a representative of Refresh Dental and a registered dietician and YSU instructor.
Most of the displays were interactive and many exhibitors brought items to help them explain more clearly what their job entails, along with some souvenirs for the children to take home.
“The children are so proud of their parents. They are my best promoters. The parents and the community come together on this day for the students. We have such a wonderful community. The goal of this day is for the children to understand there are many careers available to them, and with the wide variety of volunteers exhibitors we have here today, I would say we have met that goal,” Dankovich said.