SM, AA take part in Career Day game shows

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Storm Lake St. Mary’s and Alta-Aurelia high schools took part in “The Job,” a game show-styled career day at the Iowa Central Community College main camp in Fort Dodge Friday.

Students learned about career paths, interview skills, and more. Keynote speaker Jeremy Bout of Edge Factor, a national educational motivation program, was joined by ICCC staff and area businesspeople for presentations.

Students took part in the game show settings, designed to make the day fun and memorable. “The Job” was patterned after the television show “The Voice,” with students having 30 seconds to impress the judges who sat with their backs to the teenagers. If a judge liked what he or she heard in response to a job interview question, they would spin around.

Another competition was done in “Family Feud” style, with teams of students competing against teachers, trying to choose the best answers to questions about how to land careers, and win prizes in the process. The top prize of the day was a scholarship to ICCC.

In its third year, the career fair continues to grow, hosting 1,600 students from several schools around the region this year.

The school hopes to expose students to many career options that exist in Iowa, to bolster the in-state workforce.