The staff at Garland Quarles Elementary School say it is never too early to start thinking about your future.
On November 2, the school held a career day for their students. The day highlighted a wide variety of jobs so the children could learn about the many career opportunities they will have as they grow older.
Over 20 career fields were represented. Organizers say it is important for children to be exposed to jobs that aren’t always put in the spotlight.
“I think it’s helpful to just have kids see adults in different roles so that they are familiar with things when they see you out in public,” said Valley Health pharmacists Ryan Turner and Emily Yaeger. “They might see you behind the pharmacy counter for example, and I think it’s nice for them to know what you’re doing.”
Almost all of the career day presenters worked in career industries offered in the Shenandoah Valley.