North Platte Catholic Schools get a taste of different careers

Published: Jan. 31, 2019 at 11:58 AM CST
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Students got to learn from industry leaders Wednesday, to see what careers they might like when they enter the workforce.

It was part of the yearly career day at North Platte Catholic Schools as part of a nationwide Catholic Schools Week.

There were six stations at McDaid Elementary School and Saint Patrick High School the groups rotated between learning from working professionals. The stations included employees in: Jazzercise, therapy dogs, music, newspaper, trappers, architecture and a former major league baseball player, Bill Hays.

Jennifer Winder, who does public relations and enrollment for St. Pats, said the students love this day seeing what options they will have when it comes time to chose a career

"To see the kids so excited they don't understand how important it is with their ed. Bill hays is our pro baseball player and he's telling them it doesn't matter where you're from. He came from North Platte and he was in the major leagues as long as you get a good education, you can go anywhere," said Winder.

Winder says they have this day every year and invite an assortment of professionals in to give the students an early taste of what options they have.