Montgomery County ran their annual “Careers of Tomorrow” Expo (previously Manufest), a field trip in which students get taught about different things they can do after high school, on Tuesday, Oct. 25th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania.
At the fair, students learned about companies and the job opportunities that they have for students who have recently graduated in order to prepare them for life after high school. The field trip ran from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., so students returned to school before the end of the day.
Over 80 different companies and organizations were at the event, such as SEPTA, PECO, and 3M Company. They explained and showed how recent high school graduates could benefit from working at companies like that.
“We learned about a lot of different career paths, like construction, healthcare, and engineering,” junior Kaylee Coyle said.
Many students found things that they found interesting, as there was a wide variety of things to learn about.
“I thought the EMT area was the coolest, and I liked the demonstration,” junior Bella Day said.
The event was open to any interested students and parents, and was designed with career-awareness in mind, allowing students to learn about career opportunities they may be interested in.