OHS Students showing the PATH to middle school students

Oakland High School students recently partnered with Rutherford Works, industry professionals and Oakland Middle School to offer a Career Pathway Fair to middle school students. On Tuesday, November 5, OHS students made presentations, answered questions and created lots of excitement about Career Pathways available at Oakland High for eighth grade students at Oakland Middle.

The Career Pathway Fair is an event that is coordinated by Rutherford Works and Oakland High School Career and Technical Education Department. This event is an opportunity for eighth graders to experience first hand all of the career learning options that Oakland High School as to offer. Career explorations offered at the fair included: mechatronics, veterinary and animal science, agricultural engineering and applied tech, residential and commercial construction, mechanical/electrical/plumbing systems, digital arts and design, audio/visual production, business management, teaching as a profession, therapeutic services, sport and human performance, culinary arts, dietetics and nutrition, cosmetology, marketing management, automotive maintenance and light repair.

In addition to OHS CTE students and teachers, industry representatives were also involved in the fair to answer questions about real-world experiences, industry needs and expectations. The industry reps involved included: Fran Jones/Bridgestone; Melinda Perkins/Tennessee Cattleman’s Assoc.; Micheal Hutchinson/Flight X One Drones; Luke McDearmon/Dow Smith Contractors; Norman Brown/Roscoe Brown Inc.; Jennifer Holbrook Hendrixson/Farm Credit/Holbrook Design and Photography; Chris Kalbaugh/Let Live Media; Kyle Saunders/Nowtech Productions; Dave Sells/Tennessee Event Specialist; Robin Bollman/MT Teach MTSU; Steve Hart/RCEMS; Cale Yarbrough/ATC Rutherford County; Kelly Simpson/Hair 5-0; Talia Lucken/Hormel; Sam Goodloe/Honda of Murfreesboro.

Thank you to all who made the Career Pathway Fair a success. For more information about Career and Technical Education opportunities, please contact Oakland High School.

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