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World of Work Huge Success at BR!
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Monday, November 05, 2018
World of Work at BRHS
World of Work at BRHS
BR Career Academis Sponsors the World of Work

World of Works exposes students to potential career paths


Students from Benjamin Russell High School and Alexander City Middle School filled the BRHS gym Wednesday morning for the annual World of Works expo. This event is put on by career tech students to help expose their classmates to some of the potential career fields awaiting them after school.

“This is our third year of doing this,” career tech teacher Kim Davis said. “We have information about the academies here at the high school and the career paths available through each one.”

There were display tables from Anthony Hart’s robotics classes demonstrating robots, drones and even 3D printers. Molly Davenport’s health sciences students talked about how they will be certified in areas like Certified Nursing Assistant when they graduate from high school. There was a table with information about welding, a cosmetology area demonstrating hairstyling and working with nails, students discussing what being an engineer is like and some talking about which in-state colleges offer degrees in art and textile design. The BRHS Navy JROTC unit even had a table set up, sharing with attendees all the things the unit is involved with and some of the benefits from joining the military.

As students at Benjamin Russell prepare for life after high school, having events like World of Works can help them weigh all of the advantages and disadvantages to certain career fields they may be interested in. Although they may be several years away from graduation, this exposition also has benefits for the eighth-graders at ACMS as they prepare to enter their high school careers and take a serious look at their future.

“We feel our middle school students need to start early so they can be focused on what they’re interested in,” Davis said.

During a break between the two groups from ACMS touring the event, the Leadership Lake Martin Class of 2019 spent a moment examining the expo, seeing what information the students had to offer.

Since starting the event three years ago, Davis said the World of Works has been a successful program, educating students about some of the potential paths open to them after high school and what will be required for each option.

“World of Works is our main showcase event of this. We do have other things we do throughout the year, but this is our main event,” Davis said. “We have seen increased enrollment in several of our programs since we started this.”

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