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Westside Elementary Students Receive College and Career Exposure



Westside Elementary Students Receive College and Career Exposure

Pittsburg, Kan. (November 22, 2013) – Children are often asked what they want to be when they grow up. A lot of times those answers are police officers, doctors, or firemen. While those are great occupations, programming has been put in place to show students an even larger array of careers that are available.

For the past 10 years, Westside Elementary has had the Kids at Hope Committee. This committee helps provide opportunities for students to become engaged in goal setting, career exploration and community service.

“Our intention is to expose students to a wide variety of occupations that could tap into students' strengths,” Westside Elementary principal Ann Lee said. “As a Kids at Hope School, we celebrate our strengths and try to open opportunities to explore jobs and explore advanced educational opportunities.”

Each year, students are exposed to different departments and degrees, both two and four year.

On Tuesday, November 26th, from 12:45pm-2:15pm Westside Elementary 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be on the campus of Pittsburg State University to see what careers might be an interest to them.

The following is a list of the departments students will visit:

  • 3rd Grade - Art Department and the Music Department
  • 4th Grade - Biology Department & Communication Department
  • 5th Grade - ROTC tour and Kansas Technology Center

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