JAX Chamber Beaches Division and Junior Achievement host JA Career Day for the Interact Club at Fletcher High School
Over 45 Fletcher High School students explored career options and started planning for their future during JA Career Day on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. In its third year, JA Career Day is held by the JAX Chamber Beaches Division in partnership with Fletcher High School’s Interact Club and Junior Achievement.
Support from the Hayes Family Foundation made possible the day’s activities. Fifteen professionals spanning career fields from Void Magazine, advertising, professional writers, IT, insurance, finance, banking, Shore Things retail shop, criminal defense, Nova Southeastern University and the military came out to serve as mentors, sharing career advice and answering job-related questions to help prepare high schools students for the road ahead.
Each business professional was assigned a table at which students conducted “reverse interviews” asking questions about job responsibilities, what a typical day is like and how much education is required to work in that field. After approximately ten minutes students rotated tables, allowing them to interview a diverse group of representatives from businesses and discover jobs they may one day be interested in working.
“With over 45 students in attendance, we can confidently say that this year’s event was our best ever!” exclaimed Amanda Patch, Manager, Beaches Division, JAX Chamber.
The number of students participating in JA Career Day doubled from last year. Jenny McKeithen of BB&T and Karen Hughes of SunTrust Bank, both of JAX Beaches Chamber of Commerce Community Involvement, helped organize this event in which students learn the importance of decision making and setting goals.