Monday, June 12, 2017

DOE recognizes West High School for Career Day success

Representatives from the NH Dept. of Education and the Manchester Area Human Resources Association recognized West High School for a successful career day, which was held on March 29.

Robyn Chadwick, Claudette Knieriem, Deborah Stratton,
Jim Hinson, Renee Beaulieu, Laura Lord,
Richella Simard, Michael Oliveira, Alicia Moylan,
Rick Dichard, Mary Ann Wood
West brought about 75 business professionals into their classrooms to introduce different career options in various fields. What was different from traditional career day events is that the students were exposed to a variety of experts all day long as they rotated through their regular class schedule, instead of setting up the typical "career fair" format in a gym where professionals waited to be approached by students.

The Dept. of Education and MAHRA took notice, and those organizations are now working to duplicate this career day model in other high schools around the state. It will be an annual event at West.
Today Chris Hinson from the DOE and Robyn Chadwick from MAHRA presented the West High School career day planning committee with certificates of commendation signed by the commissioner of education Frank Edelblut, in recognition of their "commitment to bringing students and business professionals together to help students set future career goals."

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