Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting a fun-filled morning for all 10th graders throughout the county on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. for Career Day. The Chamber hopes to encourage Greenbrier County sophomores to think about their career options and set goals to attain a fulfilling career. The main goal of Career Day is to engage the students with many occupational representatives, interactive displays, college representatives, giveaways and a career scavenger hunt. Generation Greenbrier Valley board members will also be volunteering their time all morning long to “mentor” every 10th grader who participates in hope to help them gain a broader understanding of the many careers that are available to every student after graduation. Some will seek vocational and trade skills after graduation, while others will choose a college path. All representatives will be available to interact with every student.
Many sophomores begin selecting their career majors during this time, so it’s these types of important decisions that determine their coursework for their junior and senior years. Participation and willingness to talk about the various aspects of diverse occupations is so helpful, and the Chamber is grateful to the many business that have already signed up for this exciting opportunity. Businesses with ideas such as displays, giveaways and visual aids will be on hand to assist in gaining the students’ attention.
The Career Fair is held in conjunction with Greenbrier County Schools, the State Fair Event Center and the Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce. The Academic Boosters at Greenbrier East and the Pro-Start Program will provide a continental breakfast and lunch. For more information, or how to be a part of Career Day, please call Amber McHale, Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce executive director, at 304-645-2818.