Slocomb Elementary School Hosted a Career Fair

By: Cynthia Washington Email
By: Cynthia Washington Email

Friday was Slocomb Elementary School's career day.

The field behind the school was filled with trucks, cars, ambulances and even a helicopter.

Students got a chance to learn about different jobs.

"We are at the ambulance and she's teaching us how they tell when people are sick and what's wrong with them," said fourth-grader, Chesnee.

"I love all the careers and we got to go and sit in the police cars but we haven't been to the ambulance yet but we are at the fire truck he is talking about all kinds of stuff that he wears it is really fun," said second-grader, Ella.

The day was not just about having fun, it was also about exposing students to different careers.

"It is important that they start thinking early on about what career they may be interested in and they are learning so much more then when I was going to school," said Don White, chief of police for Slocomb Police Department. "So we are starting looking at their career paths earlier they are starting to look at the different facets of different careers out there and hopefully they pick up on something that they like and choose one of the many professions out here and start working toward that goal."

Educators say career day was a success.

"They are loving it they are especially loving the crime scene and the big wheel truck is giving them candy, they love the bomb sniffing dog they are really loving it," said Barbara Hughes, counselor of Slocomb Elementary School.

Because at least some students already have a career in mind.

"I want to study all about fish underwater and try to find the giant squid," said Ella.

"I want to be a teacher when I grow up and if they are bad I can yell at them," said Chesnee.

Police Chief Don White says career day was a good way to show students every job is not just what they see on TV.

Slocomb Elementary School hopes to expand career day to expose students to even more jobs next year.


Slocomb Elementary School hosted a career fair this morning.

The Dothan Bomb Squad, Slocomb Fire Department, Slocomb EMS, along with several others were there.

Students got the opportunity to talk with different professionals about their future career fields and interests.

Tune in to News 4 at Five and WRGX News at 5:30 to see how it went!

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