Students learn about ‘Careers on Wheels’
BOLIVA, NC (WWAY)– Hundreds of elementary school students in Brunswick County have a better understanding about career options that mostly involve driving for a living.
Brunswick County Schools hosted its inaugural ‘Careers on Wheels’ career fair today at Brunswick Community College.
Almost 700 5th graders attended to get a better idea of careers that may interest them in the future.
Taylor Thompson and Shakema Wilson, organized the event. They say this is a great opportunity to get children thinking about jobs before entering middle school.
“One of the things we have to understand is that not every job is in a business sitting behind a desk. People actually put on their work clothes, they get in their vehicle, and they go to work somewhere,” Taylor Thompson & Shakema Wilson, Event Coordinators.
There were 18 local business partners who participated, including law enforcement, fire fighters, Brunswick electric, and UPS.