Freshmen Explore Careers at High School Workshop

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The high school’s School to Careers Partnership hosted its first Freshman Career Exploration Workshop on Dec. 15, including participation by the entire ninth-grade student body.

Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi kicked off the event with a keynote address. The freshmen then moved to breakout sessions where each group listened to four different presenters from a variety of professions and career fields including engineering and architecture, homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, community outreach, radiology, political science, computer engineering, business and finance, education, media and communications, military, and health care.  The students were grouped based on career interest surveys that were given earlier in the year. 

“It was a great day for both the students and the community, as we were able to expose each freshman to a wide variety of careers and occupations,” said Assistant Principal Curtis Juengerkes, whose address to the students closed the workshop. “The professionals took time out of their day to share their work experiences, possible job opportunities and wisdom with our students, and we are grateful.”

“This initiative by Mr. Juengerkes and his team is part of a larger college and career initiative that we have been promoting over the last few years,” said Principal Michael Mosca, who noted that the School to Career Partnership will be planning similar events for each grade level at the school.