Technology Day held at New Albany High School

Reported by: Robert Byers
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Updated: 4/26/2013 12:17 pm
NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - Technology Day is put on by the Career and Technical Department at New Albany High School.

It features several dozen companies and other organizations whose representatives explain to the students what they do.

Vocational Director John Ferrell said, "When we set up this day and start looking at people to invite, we want to match up a lot of the people with the programs we have."

From the New Albany Water and Light Department to teams that handle hazardous materials, it's a chance for the students to get some guidance on a possible future career path.

One student said, "I like culinary arts because I've always wanted to cook."

Another student said, "I want to do brick laying and stuff like that because of my construction class."

One other student told us, "I feel like this has helped me decide what I want to do involving wildlife and other animals."

After this event is over the students can follow up with a possible visit to the company or organization.

These vendors say these types of events are often the first step in helping them land future employees.

Derek McGill with TVA said, "We are answering questions they have about what we do, and what degrees and technical skills are necessary for a career with the electrical power industry."

Students from schools in both New Albany and Union County attended the event.
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