elementary age students standing beside a firetruck and fireman

Career Day at Jones Elementary School was a huge success! K-2 students had “Career on Wheels” with guests from the City of Tyler and Fusion Radio. Students explored a day in the life of a fireman, animal control worker, emergency medical technician, policeman, transit bus driver, and broadcast crewman. Grades 3-5 students had several guests speakers and presenters including a professor from Tyler Junior College, City of Tyler District Representative, Registered and Traveling Nurse, a boxer from Legion of Boom Boxing Gym, a fireman from the Tyler Fire Department, and entrepreneurs from Paparazzi Accessories, and  Varie Beauty and Nail Salon.

“Career Day aligns with the goals and mission of our campus and the AVID program as we prepare students for secondary education and beyond,” Principal Dr. NaTasha Crain said. “We provide opportunities for students to explore potential careers and research what degree and/or certification is needed to be successful. Career Day provides the real-world application and experience as they explore various interests and careers.”