Lakeland grads/student part of career day at Kimberly middle school
Two Lakeland graduates and a current Lakeland student all from Kimberly, Wis., are returning to their hometown to help middle school students start thinking about college and career options.
Lakeland’s Fox Cities Center and LU’s Cooperative Education & Career Readiness office have collaborated to provide programing for a Career Exploration Day on March 12 at John R. Gerritts Middle School in Kimberly. Lakeland will join Fox Valley Technical College as part of the program.
A panel of former Kimberly High School graduates that includes two Lakeland graduates and one current LU student will answer questions for the Kimberly students about why they went to college, how they decided on a career and the college they chose, along with other things they learned on their journey.
Kimberly students will also participate in a virtual activity about college and watch a short video tour of Lakeland’s campus.
“The focus is about career exploration and college so students can make the best decision for themselves,” said Amy Pearce, director of Lakeland Fox Cities Center and Central Wisconsin Center. “These three students represent a Kellett School student, a transfer student, and a traditional pathway student, so all facets of Lakeland will be on display.”
The Kimberly High School graduates representing Lakeland are: