giant highway snowblower. students, outside, parking lot, cars

Jarvis Middle School hosted a schoolwide Career Day on Friday, Oct. 28. The program, sponsored by Herkimer BOCES School to Careers (STC) program, featured representatives from  area businesses who spoke to students about career opportunities  in their field.

Frankfort-Schuyler Superintendent Joseph Palmer was the day's featured speaker. Palmer has written a character education book for young students. In his talk, he stressed the need for five core values—pride, respect, responsibility, trust and citizenship.

man in front of projection screen. Word responsibility

When not listening to Palmer, students were migrated between classrooms listening to a wide variety of association and businesspeople representing their fields.

Click here to see some photos of the presenters.

In the sessions, speakers explained careers and detailed the education and/or experience needed to find a job that field. Most set aside a few minutes for students to ask questions. Careers paths included the fields of:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, Audio Visual Technology and Communications
  • Business, Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration 
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing, Sales and Service
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

School To Careers  is a partnership developed by Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES among schools and businesses in the region with a goal of connecting students to jobs in the area through workshops, internships, partnerships, and planning. STC Liaison MaryBeth Napolitano and STC Counselor Roberta Roberts coordinated the day with Jarvis Guidance Counselor Shannon Buttacarolli.