Brandywine Elementary and Merritt Elementary Schools had their first annual career day
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. - Brandywine Elementary and Merritt Elementary Schools had their first annual career day Friday, with 20 different professions represented.
ABC57s very own Allison Hayes and Levon Whittaker spoke at the career day and shared their favorite things about their job.
The students rotated between stations with each profession every 10 minutes, getting the chance to learn about each career.
Kimberly Betustak, K-12 social worker at Brandywine Community Schools said, “We actually have a career day planned for K through sixth grade. And it's actually really cool. So we started off at Merritt Elementary School down the road, and all the professionals came in. We have 10 professionals inside and then 10 professionals stationed outside with their vehicles.”
Betustak went on to say, “There are some that have jobs where they didn't go to college. There's some that require a college degree. There's some trade stuff going on. So we have a lot of stuff going on. And I, Brandywine, we like to build on community. And we know that pulling in people now for kids to see and to build relationships with it just gives them a good idea of what's out there for them. And it gives them some ideas of what they might want to be when they grow up.”