Posted: Jan 9, 2013 7:01 PM by Katy Harris KXLF News
Anaconda Middle School students had a busy day learning about different careers, finances and suicide prevention.
Fred Moodry Middle School student Jordyn Nelson says, "It will help us plan for high school and how we want to get ready for what we want to do."
"What I'm really hoping is that kids will really begin to see that what their interests are can lead to a successful career," says school counselor Mary Wood.
Students rotated tables where representatives from different professions spoke about their work.
Students asked questions about the kind of education required to work in certain fields, the salary that comes with it, and what makes the profession unique.
Some students received actual hands on training, including a simulator, which is the same training that Montana heavy equipment operators use before they head out on the job.
A public health nurse sparked 8th grader Jordyn Nelson's interest.
Nelson says she would like to learn more about that profession and that it's never too early to start researching jobs.
"I think that people now should start talking about what they want to do," she adds.
Nelson is planning to attend college after high school and become a Veterinarian.
Wood plans to hold a career fair every year from now one.
She wants to have more careers represented next year.