Career Day returns to WHS next month
On Feb. 5, WHS will host its second career day, which will bring members of the community to the school to present different careers to students.
“We wanted as much variety as possible,” Associate Principal Andrew Bratcher said about the careers that will be represented.
Career Day will be open to eighth graders through eleventh graders.
Tracy Morgan (11) sees the day as an opportunity to consider different career paths she could take.
“I would like to get ideas of future possibilities of careers because as a junior, I realize it’s coming up pretty fast, with college and trying to figure out what I want to do,” Morgan said.
The careers represented will vary not only in the type of work, but also in the type of education required.
“Some [presenters] may have their doctorate, some their associates, and some may be self employed and went to a career-technical school,” Bratcher said.
Mitch Sleek, funeral director, embalmer and owner of McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, spoke of his career at the last Career Day, and plans to present again on Feb. 5.
“My favorite part about presenting is educating students on what I do and seeing the kids that will be our future,” Sleek said.
Bratcher said he would like students to leave Career Day with a sense of what jobs are available, the education required to pursue certain careers, or to gain interest in a job they might not have known existed.