Middle school students in the Scholars Program have been investigating a wide range of professional fields and jobs, culminating in an exciting Career Cluster Fair. For two weeks, the Scholars worked in teams to create colorful and informative posters about the specific career clusters they were assigned.
This week, students served as experts in their respective fields, which included Manufacturing, Business Management, Marketing, Human Services and many others. Each team’s poster included potential jobs in the field, the skills required and several high school and college activities they might participate if they are interested in pursuing that career path.
During the fair, students had two roles. Students embarked on a scavenger hunt between rooms to learn about the career clusters explored and presented by their peers as well as presented their own posters, answering any questions from their curious audience.
The fair gave Scholars the opportunity to interact with students from different grade level workshops, learn about unfamiliar career pathways and show off their new expertise about various professions.
(Celestina Lee is a Scholars Program Instructor at FLOC).