SAVE THE DATE: April 9, 2019.
The next Your Journey Starts Here event will take place at Castleton University.
The one-day event for 7 th graders is held on the Castleton University campus and guides students to begin thinking about and planning for their future career. Castleton University students and athletes discuss their personal journey as they lead students on a campus tour and facilitate learning activities. Guest speakers from a variety of industries also discuss how they have built their careers and what education and training it took for them to be successful.
The six annual YJSH event was held on March 31, 2016 and was attended by 7 th graders from Castleton Village School, Fair Haven, Mill River, Orwell Village School, Benson Village School, Christ the King and Rutland Town School.
Students from Stafford Technical spoke about their alternate career pathways and shared information about Skills USA – See the video here:
Alayna Westom, the 2015 crowned Ms. Vermont was the guest speaker. Ms. Westcom’s talent, a dramatic rendering of a scientific experiment, served to show that science is relatable. That the objects we touch, see, and use every day have science in the background. In order to stimulate interest in STEM fields, it is important to show that science can be entertaining and exciting while being educational and the students loved her experiment! See a sample of it here:
Some of the previous guest speakers have been:
Rebecca Holcombe – Secretary for the Vermont Agency of Education
Jeremy Pratico – VT Teacher and Guest star on TV’s newest reality show, “Building Wild”
Collin Rouse – Comedian