Lake George Jr.-Sr. High School students recently participated in the first Career Brunch of the school year. Interested juniors and seniors were invited to spend an extended Guide-Room talking with Lake George High School alumni to learn about careers.
Lake George alumni who are in the Skilled Trades volunteered their time to come in and speak with juniors and seniors who may be interested in pursuing such occupations in the future. Kyle McCabe, LGHS Class of 2011, spoke about the electrical field; Josh Hubbell, LGHS Class of 2006, talked about plumbing and pipefitting; and Josh Gosselin, LGHS Class of 1998, talked about machining.
The alumni panelists talked about their career paths, what their current positions entail, and the training programs they utilized to equip them for their work. They emphasized their use of math – specifically algebra or trigonometry – every day in their jobs. Students attending the event learned about various educational routes that would lead to success in their career fields, and they gained insights about local apprenticeship programs.
Many thanks to Secondary Curriculum Coordinator Bonnie Hart and Guidance and Counseling Department Chair Stephen Preuss for coordinating the event. “Career Brunch” is one of the goals stemming from FORUM this year. It is tied to goal one of the Strategic Plan, “Raise the Bar,” and the specific target of College and Career Readiness.
Keep an eye out for future Career Brunches. Each one will have a different focus area.