Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Sevier Middle College and Career Fair
Sevier Middle School hosted the annual college and career fair, where students had the opportunity to talk to vendors from a variety of Upstate colleges and businesses including BMW, Greenville Humane Society, Civil Air Patrol, law enforcement, Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Taylors Free Medical Clinic, and many others.
Eighth grade counselor Jami Crisman said the focus is changing to educate the parents. “Parents still want their child to attend a four-year college. We are working with them to understand that there are manufacturing jobs in the Upstate that are not being filled. We tell them to consider sending their child to one of our career centers and Greenville Tech to get the skills needed to fill these high-paying jobs,” she said.
Cortez, an eighth grader, said he has already set goals for himself, but wants to continue to seek out opportunities for other careers that might interest him. “I want to be a basketball player, a football player, or an engineer. But today I’m looking for other types of careers to consider,” he said.
“The career fair is to give students a chance to see what is out there,” said Jeffrey Forrester, a computer science and math teacher. “I tell students to keep their minds open. They might see something that they think they don’t want to try, but later on might interest them. They might avoid spending thousands of dollars in college tuition trying to figure it out,” he explained.