Area middle-schoolers learned about local job opportunities that would be available after a high school diploma.
In an effort to reduce drop out rates, the Alabama Community of Excellence organization along with Henry County industrial board held an Industry Day targeting local eighth graders.
Eighth grade students from all Henry County schools talked with area professionals about future, local job opportunities that would be available post high school graduation.
Coordinator Mary Claire Wilson said, “This is all to bring our industry needs and community needs together with the needs of our children.”
“It was fun, a definite learning experience about what you want to do, what job you want to peruse. I'd definitely come again,” said Patience Reynolds.
This is the first career day for Headland that focuses strictly for kids only seeking a high school diploma.