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St. Luke Catholic Elementary School gives students head start on future

School holds annual career day with 15 guests

By Laura Lennie
Stoney Creek News (May 4, 2018)

St. Luke Catholic Elementary School is doing its part to give students a jump-start on their future.

The school hosted its fourth career day on May 3 to offer kindergarten to Grade 8 students a view of the different career choices available to them.

The students had a chance to listen to 15 guest speakers from the community who spoke about their careers and how they got into their fields.

Kindergarten to Grade 6 students also had the opportunity to take in career portfolios created by the grade sevens and eights in the gymnasium. The portfolios featured different careers the students were interested in and included job descriptions, potential pay earnings as well as the education and skills required to get into those fields.

Principal Karen Moyer said career day is designed to expose students to various career options, including ones they may not have even thought about before.

“The students get a chance to see all of these different people who work in these fields that they can only imagine,” she said. “It’s a way to help them find a path — what do I want to do, where do I want to go in life — and recognize what it takes to get there.”




Grade 8 student Maria Andrejciw displays her career portfolio on oceanography during St. Luke Catholic Elementary School’s fourth career day on May 3. Photo by Laura Lennie, Stoney Creek News.
Grade 8 student Maria Andrejciw displays her career portfolio on oceanography during St. Luke Catholic Elementary School’s fourth career day on May 3. Photo by Laura Lennie, Stoney Creek News.

Guest speaker Laura White answers questions from students about being an air traffic controller during St. Luke Catholic Elementary School’s fourth career day on May 3. Photo by Laura Lennie, Stoney Creek News.
Guest speaker Laura White answers questions from students about being an air traffic controller during St. Luke Catholic Elementary School’s fourth career day on May 3. Photo by Laura Lennie, Stoney Creek News.