Perdido 8th graders visit career expoPublished 5:40pm Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Students in eighth grade from Perdido Middle School visited the Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council’s annual Career Expo in Mobile. Each of the industries outlined what it would take to succeed in their specific career field, listing sample occupations, general education requirements and average salaries. Representatives from each of the companies were on hand to share additional information about the careers available and how a middle school student would need to plan for their freshman year of high school if they were interested in that career.
Students were able to talk with representatives from various fields, such as: Aerospace, Automotive Technology, Communications, Construction, Energy, Engineering & Design, Healthcare, Hospitality & Tourism, Manufacturing, Shipbuilding & Repair (Maritime), Public Service, and Safety.
Those students participating were: Hannah Bailey, Josh Booker, Madison Bryars, Patricia Cooper, Katelyn Cox, Lejour Cruse, Georgia Davidson, Riley Davis, Nancy Dean, Chris Duddy, Allie Flowers, Angel Foster, Anthony Fullerton, Glenn Hadley, Tristen Hall, Derrick Joiner, Cory Kelly, Zach Koptis, Mallory McCraney, John Neutze, Dagan New, Kimberly Newton, Jarrod Phillips, Nicholas Shiver, Cade Stamps, Alexis Stewart, Sydney Stewart, Kelly Wiggins, Evan Williams, Charles Andrews, Kendall Brown, Kathleen Conway, Caitlin Davis, Amia Dean, Christopher Hadley, Holly Houdek, Samantha Huffman, Kinnlon Jackson, Zachary Johns, Kane Johnson, Nathan Jordan, Robert Koehrsen, Jacob McIntyre, Brandon Overstreet, Heather Parker, Tabatha Pittman, Abby Reed, Collin Richard, Jimmy Shiver, Jennifer Stabler, Leann Stacey, Tyler Still, Olivia Trawick, Alexis Wallace, Mickral Wilder and Christian Woods.