R.K. Smith puts students on fast track to careers
"This is the first time we've held the event at the school and we will do it again in the Spring," Nicole LeBeauf, the school's principal, said. "We had almost every career field you can think of represented at the school and the children really enjoyed it."
LeBeauf says career stations were set-up in the library and students got the opportunity to go around and meet representatives from various career fields.
"We had an airplane pilot from Delta Airlines, attorneys, doctors, dentists, nurses, and pharmacists, just to name a few," she said. "Self-employed business owners, like barbers, graphic designers, and video game designers were some of the different career options for the students."
Collegiate representatives from Delgado University, Southern University, and Southeastern University gave out information packets to everyone, including sixth graders.
"You're never too young to set goals and start thinking about your career," LeBeauf said. "Some students might think at 11 or 12-years old that it's too early to start thinking about what they want to do for the rest of their lives, but it's never too early to think about the future."
LeBeauf says she hopes the students know that the opportunities for them to be successful far exceed the borders of St. Charles Parish.
"There's a big world out there with a lot of options for our children and I want them to look at the big picture and not what's right in front of them," she said. "There are so many things children can do and the first step is to have a career goal and work towards reaching it."
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