Pathways to Possibilities Hosts Career Fair for Students

Contributor: Sarah Duffey
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Updated: 11/13/2013 8:01 pm
News 25's Sarah Duffey was there, and tells us how important this program is to students and their futures. Hundreds of middle school students flocked to the Biloxi Convention Center today to get a taste of life beyond high school. Kristiana Peyton, a student, says, "So we can know what we're going to do later on in life, so we don't take the wrong road." This wasn't your ordinary career day. The Pathways to Possibilities program gives students a hands on experience with various careers. Stuart Hurley, a school principal, says, "There are skilled positions, unskilled positions. Just know that there is a variety out there, and the key to all of this all starts with getting a good education so that you can make choices in your life, and not have your life make choices for you." Students at the Convention Center can learn about all types of careers, from rocket science to agriculture, like caring for chickens. From milking cows to building robots, they did it all. Students such as Peyton say after today, she now knows which career path she wants to take. She says, "I like the law, public safety, and security because I really want to be a criminal defense lawyer." Other students, such as Kelly Williams realize the importance of conventions like this one. Williams says, "They'll get interested. If they're interested they'll set a goal on it and want to go to college and be that." Some of the most popular stops were marine biology and Mississippi State's agriculture department. The Pathways to Possibilities program allowed the students to talk to experts and literally get hands on with careers that one day could be theirs. Over the two day event, Pathways to Possibilities presented 19 interactive workshops to more than 20 middle schools.

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