Career Day For All Great Falls Public School 8th Graders - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Career Day For All Great Falls Public School 8th Graders

Posted: Updated:

8th graders in Great Falls Public schools had an all day glimpse of potential futures.

"Today we have career fair for all 8th graders in Great Falls Public schools, so it's more than 800 students and their learning about different careers with the idea of hopefully be able to learn about what is coming up ahead in high school and that will help prepare them for the future," says United Way's Kim Skornogoski.

The 8th grade career day is part of the Great Falls United Way's graduation plan to help keep kids in school.

"One of our major goals is to get kids to graduate, and to be career ready and to be thinking about the future and so we thought at 8th grade this is the perfect time to really try to get students thinking about their futures," explains Skornogoski.

The United Way had some help from many community volunteers; who were a pleasantly surprised with the students enthusiasm.

"Ah it's been awesome its been really great and I was a little nervous coming in to you don't know what you are going to expect but the kids are great, oh definitely, you can see there is a lot of the kids that are tuned right in, they were right into it so," says Scheels Representative, Jason Mack.

United Way officials know that the success of such a program will reveal itself over time and hope to see more students stay in school.

"You know we really hope that along with learning about potential careers the students will learn about  what in school ties in with their future careers," adds Skornogoski.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Fire at Silverwood caused by cigarette

    UPDATE: Fire at Silverwood caused by cigarette

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:35:38 GMT
    ATHOL, Idaho - After a thorough investigation into the fire that closed a portion of Silverwood Theme Park last weekend, investigators with the Timberlake Fire Protection District say it was most likely an improperly discarded cigarette that started the fire.
    ATHOL, Idaho - After a thorough investigation into the fire that closed a portion of Silverwood Theme Park last weekend, investigators with the Timberlake Fire Protection District say it was most likely an improperly discarded cigarette that started the fire. The fire happened on August 24th, around 2:00pm in a restroom at the Boulder Beach Water park. The water park was evacuated while crews worked to put the flames out. 
  • PHOTOS: Zombies In Downtown Spokane!

    PHOTOS: Zombies In Downtown Spokane!

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-06-11 14:45:30 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - In case you missed the first week of production for "Z Nation" in downtown Spokane, we wanted to share the photos we captured of the Zombies we could see lingering around, outside the KHQ station. Filming for the SyFy network's 'Z Nation' is underway! We sent our photographer Reed Schmitt over to the set to get up close and personal.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - In case you missed the first week of production for "Z Nation" in downtown Spokane, we wanted to share the photos we captured of the Zombies we could see lingering around, outside the KHQ station. Filming for the SyFy network's 'Z Nation' is underway! We sent our photographer Reed Schmitt over to the set to get up close and personal.
  • Mills Canyon burn out planned for Tuesday

    Mills Canyon burn out planned for Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:58:49 GMT
    ENTIAT, Wash. - A burn out operation is planned for Tuesday morning in an effort to establish a secure line in the bottom of the canyon where the Mills Canyon Fire is burning. Burning material rolling downhill and igniting spot fires on the north side of Swakane Canyon have caused concerns and indicate a vulnerability to a fire escape and repeatedly expose firefighters to very steep terrain and rolling material.
    ENTIAT, Wash. - A burn out operation is planned for Tuesday morning in an effort to establish a secure line in the bottom of the canyon where the Mills Canyon Fire is burning. Burning material rolling downhill and igniting spot fires on the north side of Swakane Canyon have caused concerns and indicate a vulnerability to a fire escape and repeatedly expose firefighters to very steep terrain and rolling material.
  • One Dies in Plane Crash Near Showdown

    One Dies in Plane Crash Near Showdown

    Emergency crews are on the scene of a plane crash just north of the Showdown ski areaIt happened earlier this afternoon just after 1pm near mile marker 30 on US Highway 89 near the Kings Hill recreation area in the Lewis and Clark National Forest. A Federal Aviation official says the plane had four people aboard but there was no immediate word on injuries. However Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards has told KFBB that there has been one fatality.There is also no word yet on what kind of plane ...
    Emergency crews are on the scene of a plane crash just north of the Showdown ski areaIt happened earlier this afternoon just after 1pm near mile marker 30 on US Highway 89 near the Kings Hill recreation area in the Lewis and Clark National Forest. A Federal Aviation official says the plane had four people aboard but there was no immediate word on injuries. However Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards has told KFBB that there has been one fatality.There is also no word yet on what kind of plane ...
  • Identity Revealed in Fatal

    Identity Revealed in Fatal

    The identity of the person killed in a car accident early on Saturday morning has been released.
    The identity of the person killed in a car accident early on Saturday morning has been released.
  • Governor Attends Labor Day Picnic

    Governor Attends Labor Day Picnic

    Monday at the Montana Expo Park was the Labor Day Picnic where local residents came to celebrate.
    Monday at the Montana Expo Park was the Labor Day Picnic where local residents came to celebrate.
  • Great Falls City Commission to vote on Changes to Pawn Shop Ordinance

    Great Falls City Commission to vote on Changes to Pawn Shop Ordinance

    In March the Great Falls City Commission adopted an ordinance that required local Pawn Shops and Secondhand stores to register all of their items in a secure database program provided by the Great Falls Police Department.
    In March the Great Falls City Commission adopted an ordinance that required local Pawn Shops and Secondhand stores to register all of their items in a secure database program provided by the Great Falls Police Department.
Powered by WorldNow

Sports

  • Sports
  • Community

  • Community
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Max Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.