Aspire Spring/Summer 2021

Career Chat Live On April 14, middle school students from across the state learned about 17 different careers during a day-long virtual Career Chat Live event. Each speaker spoke briefly about their career, showed props, and took questions from students. Forty-one middle schools set aside time during the school day for students to participate in Career Chat Live. Among the 17 speakers were a police officer, social worker, respiratory therapist, laboratory scientist, agriculture journalist, broadcaster, realtor, human resources director, agronomist, wind turbine manager, and a data analyst. 8th Grade Virtual Campus Visits 8th grade students had the opportunity to visit a two-year college and a four-year college during virtual campus tours held April 21 and April 28. Wayne State College hosted the April 21 event which drew 21 middle schools and approximately 600 eighth graders. Southeast Community College gave the April 28 tour which drew 15 middle schools and approximately 500 eighth graders.

Pictured above is the Health Sciences segment of Career Chat Live. It featured EducationQuest’s Juan Rodriguez , Laboratory Scientist Cassidee Grubaugh , Physician Assistant Michaela

Timmins , and Respiratory Therapist Rachel Gentzler .

These eighth graders from Lakeview Community Schools watched the Wayne State campus tour at their school. | 5

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