This morning I joined several small business owners, medical professionals, photographers, artists, journalists, and others for Career Day at Northfield High School. This was another great Career Day. We spoke with 5 separate groups of sophomores during the morning time periods. This is an excellent way for students to ask questions and find out about a variety of jobs. Jesse Streitz with Streitz Heating and Cooling, Mike Schulz with Schulz Electric, and Chad Marks with Dokmo Automotive were presenting information on their trades.
I spoke to them about my work as a general building contractor. I did my best to reinforce the fact that they must concentrate on doing well in their math, English, and communication classes at the high school. I also explained that they need to obtain additional schooling after high school, either through technical schools, colleges or in the military. Today’s construction employees are put in charge of expensive equipment that needs to be cared for during operations. I also explained that safety is taught in technical schools and that is of number one importance for everyone working in the construction trades.
I thank everyone at Northfield High School that was involved in coordinating Career Day for the students.