Students look to the future at career day

Students look to the future at career day

MARQUETTE — High school students had the opportunity Friday to look toward their future thanks to a program at Northern Michigan University.

‘Pathways To Your Future Career Choices’ was held at Jamrich Hall. The event was put on by several groups, including the Alger–Marquette Regional Educational Service Agency.

Juniors and some sophomores from several local schools attended two career sessions hosted by people in various career fields.

Students had the opportunity to ask the presenters questions about careers that they’re interested in pursuing once they graduate high school in a couple of years.

“Michigan has six career pathways and students pick out sessions from those,” said Sandy Meyskens of MARESA. “We have 125 presenters and over 750 students. It’s very positive. Our presenters come back every year and I think that says a lot. If you come here to present one year and you want to come back and you think it’s valuable. It’s connecting education and business.”

ABC 10’s Caleb Scanlon was one of the 125 presenters at today’s event.