When Kenowa Hills High School teacher Mike Johnson set up a career night for his students, he expected about 15 businesses at most would participate. Instead, 27 signed up. That gave Johnson’s Applied Technology & Design students plenty of opportunities to find out what business leaders look for in their employees.
Student Myles Ginter called it “mind blowing. The entire commons was filled!”
The “Career Knight” featured displays by more than two dozen companies, providing students and community members a chance to find out more about their operations and needs. Students were able to talk to business representatives about internships and summer jobs.
Students also set up tables to demonstrate skills they have learned and creative competitions they engage in. Among the latter was a display testing the strength of student-designed bridges. In addition, Irwin Seating raffled off a stadium seat and theater seat designed with Kenowa themes.
The Applied Technology & Design Program will also host a winter blood drive on Jan. 14 at the high school.