Focusing on Career Education and Guidance Lessons for Students

Following a new Pennsylvania state mandate, Mrs. Jan Turner, guidance counselor, has focused on career education for grades three, four and five. Students learned about preparing for the work world through education and training, acquiring a job, interviewing, and advancing in a career. They also studied entrepreneurship.

Two guest speakers, Mrs. Noelia Scharon, who co-owns La Michoacana Ice Cream Store and Mr. Ray Fernandez, assistant principal of Kennett High School spoke with the students. A culminating activity for fifth grade is an upcoming interactive visit to the Chester County Technical High School.

First and second grade students received classroom guidance lessons in following school expectations, including honesty and the difference between “tattling” and “reporting.”

“Branching out to include career awareness for elementary students has been rewarding,” Mrs. Turner says. “It’s never too early for our children to start thinking about future goals.”

guidance counselor reading a book to students