Middle Schoolers Enjoy Day On Campus
by Emilie Jenson, Public Information Office
Posted on 4/12/2023
Classes may not have been held for students at Iowa Central Community College on Thursday April 6, but the campus was busy with activity as hundreds of young visitors gathered to get a firsthand look into the many careers and fields of study offered by Iowa Central.
Students from Pocahontas Area, Greene County, Humboldt, Paton-Churdan and Southeast Valley attended the Middle School Visit Day on campus, participating in hands on classroom activities and campus tours while getting a feel for a day in the life of a college student.
Students divided into groups and attended classroom sessions throughout the day in various career fields ranging from human services to welding and healthcare. Each group met with instructors, had question and answer sessions and the chance to try out some of the skills in each career field.
In the welding department, students had the opportunity to learn first about welding safety and careers and welder salaries. They then got hands-on experience trying out full welding safety gear and making welds and cuts with equipment. Next door, students in Carpentry learned about the different jobs available in the field and how a carpentry degree can help with career advancement. They tried out assembling drawers and had some fun with a nail driving contest.
Students finished the day with lunch in the Triton Café and campus tours.
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