Local Businesses Open Doors to Inspire Future Workforce
On Thursday, Jan. 10, nearly 50 sophomores from Colonel Richardson and North Caroline High Schools visited local businesses to gain career insights and inspiration. The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education designed the day-long Career Tour for students with a demonstrated financial need who participate in the Next Generation Scholars
The 10th graders visited Benedictine, Tanglewood Conservatories, Choptank Community Health System, Choptank Transport, Maryland Plastics and Crystal Steel Fabricators, Inc. They toured facilities as well as learned about education requirements and what occurs during a typical workday. They also heard from and speak directly with professionals about their industry.
Student responses from a post-tour survey reveal:
- 98% agreed or strongly agreed they learned the importance of one’s education and how it applies to one’s career.
- 100% agreed or strongly agreed they are inspired and motivated to continue focusing on their studies as a Next Generation Scholar.
- 100% agreed or strongly agreed they learned something new at each stop along the tour.
Sheryl Neighoff, human resource and finance manager at Tanglewood Conservatories, shows 10th graders Nicholas Anderson, Elaina Leonard, Tanner Pippin (left to right) completed projects on Jan. 10 during the day-long Career Tour designed by the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education for its Next Generation Scholars. Sophomores from Colonel Richardson and North Caroline High Schools visited local businesses for career inspiration.
During a tour at Tanglewood Conservatories, sophomores Jocelyn Bautista Cifuentes, Kaylee Mallory, Elaina Leonard, Gabby Miles and Derick Douglas (left to right) learned about architectural and artisan careers from Sheryl Neighoff, human resource and finance manager. The tour was one of several stops throughout the day-long field trip designed by Maryland Business Roundtable for Education so its Next Generation Scholars could gain career inspiration from local businesses.
Benedictine employees and student show North Caroline and Colonel Richardson High School students the Benedictine Graphics and Print Shop where they create promotional signs, screen print and embroider. Sophomores (left to right) Madison Luhman, Syncere Turner, Hannah Hurwitz, LaTrail Brown, Daisy Fuentes-Oliva, Yeimi Perez Lopez, Kayla Karnes, Odalis Velasquez-Ramirez, Hailey Taylor, Zulema De La Cruz Martinez and Austin Cook were visiting as part of a day-long Career Tour field trip designed by the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education so its Next Generation Scholars could gain career inspiration from local businesses.