Marshalltown High School sophomores participated in the annual career tours the week of October 14 to 18 throughout the community.
Students were surveyed and narrowed down into different career fields of interest and visited businesses that have careers that match their interests.
“We are thankful for the partnership between the local businesses and the school for allowing these experiences for our students,” said MHS counselor Rebecca Whalen who works with the Class of 2022.
Whalen said it was important for the students to make face-to-face connections with people working in a variety of jobs in the area.
“At each tour it was beneficial for students to hear the range of requirements for different positions,” she said. “Our hope with these experiences is that students make the connection to what they are doing now and what they want to do in the future by making intentional choices in picking the high school or dual credit courses that fit their interests.”
These tours also align with the Bobcat Ready effort in the school that encourages college and career readiness.
“We are encouraging students to work towards being Bobcat Ready by meeting career and college readiness indicators so they are prepared for whichever route they pursue after high school,” Whalen said.
The tours were organized by the Student Partnership Committee of the Marshalltown Business Education Alliance and MHS staff.