CTE seniors are
helping Rome elementary school students explore career pathways this month.
Staff at John Joy
Elementary School in Rome invited CTE students to talk with 90 third and fourth
graders this week as part of an ongoing career exploration initiative. The MOBOCES
students delivered interactive presentations on their CTE programs, which
included presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Stations
included using human electricity to light a bulb, exploring flavor profiles
with different foods, watching a small engine repair demonstration, and
practicing teamwork using a parachute.
For CTE Principal Erin
Noto, the project served two purposes. First, it allowed her students to
practice their presentation and communication skills and to interact with a
different age group and audience than they are used to. Second, it is one way
for area students to gain exposure to new career ideas earlier.
Nine CTE programs were
represented on January 9, and students from the remaining nine programs will
repeat the activity on January 17. Two students from each program worked with
the elementary school.
The event was a
continuation of a John Joy career exploration project that kicked off in