What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?

Posted by on Feb 18, 2011 in blog | Comments Off on What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?

The Partnership would like to extend a special thanks to all of the local corporations that participated in the 2011 Partnership For Our Kids Career Fair. One hundred and fifty middle school students crowded the Teacher Administration Center (TAC) cafeteria on Wednesday afternoon to learn about the many career opportunities that Omaha has to offer. Professionals from more than 20 different career fields took time to answer student questions and demonstrate what it takes to succeed in their professions.

“It’s essential for students to start planning for a career at an early age because it allows them to set their life goals and plan accordingly,” says Partnership Bilingual Program Specialist, Alma Orellana. “When students have a plan in place, it keeps them on track and gives them the drive to continue working toward their dreams.”

Because of events like the Partnership Career Fair, students like eighth-grade Marrs student, Sabir, already have their future career paths planned. Sabir says that attending the career fair has helped him to discover the necessary requirements it will take for him to reach his dream of becoming a lawyer.

Thanks to a new $25,000 grant from Mutual of Omaha, The Partnership For Our Kids plans to spark inspiration among even more students with career preparation workshops and curriculum. Partnership Development Director, Nicole Everingham is hopeful that the career curriculum will continue to encourage more students to dream big. “We want student to recognize that they can dream of becoming anything they want to be and receive the appropriate education to support their career dreams.”

*To learn more about career exploration with The Partnership For Our Kids, visit CAREER EXPLORATION .

2011 Partnership Career Fair Corporations
Briley Homes
Clarkson College
Coventry Health Care
Creighton Athletics
Douglas County Corrections
First Data
First National Bank
Metropolitan Community College: Culinary Arts
Omaha County Attorney, Mike Jensen
Omaha Public Schools:
Fullerton Elementary School
Walnut Hill Elementary School

Methodist Hospital
Morgan Pet Clinic
Nebraska State Troopers
Omaha Fire Department
Omaha Police Department
Omaha School of Massage
Omaha Storm Chasers
Qwest Communications
Radio Lobo
SAC Federal Credit Union
University of Nebraska at Omaha Alumni and Recruitment
West Corporation