The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

February 25, 2013

Bailey students take look at careers

DANVILLE — Students at Kenneth D. Bailey Academy will get a taste this week of what it’s like in the real world of work.

The academy has planned its first career day for Thursday. Representatives from 11 different companies and fields of interest in Danville and the surrounding areas will talk to students about what it is they do for a living and what job opportunities are available.

Principal Tracy Cherry originally came up with the idea to organize a career day.

“We want to expose them to some of the local businesses and career people to show them what successful people do in Danville and to spark an interest in them,” Cherry said of the students.

The students were surveyed and offered suggestions on the types of businesses they wanted to know more about, according to academy teacher Melinda Miethe.

“We got our students’ input and asked them what they would be interested in,” Miethe said.

“We ended up with a list of 11 businesses, and the students picked the top five they were interested in and wanted to attend workshops for,” she said.

On Thursday morning, each student will start the day with breakfast and then receive a folder where he or she can keep materials from the workshops.

During each 40-minute workshop, business professionals will make presentations covering everything from what to expect in a particular field and the education needed for a job to various other topics related to their company or field of interest.

“They will present information to the students, and some will use the multimedia in the classroom, such as overhead projectors and Smart Boards,” Miethe said.

One of the more unique workshops will be offered by Concept College of Cosmetology.

“They will explain what it takes to enroll in cosmetology school and then demonstrate haircuts,” Miethe said.

The workshop presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The students will attend workshops most of the day before learning about black history from guest speaker Tricia Teague, publisher of the Progressive Black newspaper.

“We wanted to have someone come to talk to the students about black history,” Cherry said.

The companies participating in career day include Armed Services, Concept College of Cosmetology, Danville Area Community College, East Central Illinois Community Action, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Vermilion County Health Department, Lakeview College of Nursing, Neuhoff Media, Sterling Auto Body, ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft and Watchfire. Retired educator Johnny Carey and Carolyn Kirk also will speak to students about education and respect.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Trojans get past Ramblers

    STAFF REPORT sports@dancomnews.com ATTICA, Ind. -- Regan Foster hit a home run and drove in three runs as the Covington softball team defeated Attica 8-5 on Tuesday in Wabash River Conference action. Andi Taylor had three hi

    April 16, 2014

  • Mayor looks for fire committee members by Labor Day DANVILLE - Now with budget discussions done for the time being, Mayor Scott Eisenhauer is looking for people to serve on a committee to analyze the fire division and its future. He'd like recommendations from the committee to the city council by Labo

    April 16, 2014

  • Salary talks go on at meeting DANVILLE -- Few members of the Vermilion County Board came out strongly for or against the issue of salaries for county offices and positions. Members of the Vermilion County Board discussed the issue of salary increases for offices up for election i

    April 16, 2014

  • Hoopeston group discusses economic development

    Economic growth was on the agenda Monday night in Hoopeston as about 50 people gathered at St. Anthony's Parish Hall to discuss an economic development strategy for the city.

    April 15, 2014

  • Covington Middle School students win at Purdue Science Fair

    Eighth-grader A.J. Kline and seventh-graders Shiley Claypool and Diana Shelby told school board members about their science fair projects Monday night. They competed at the Lafayette Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Purdue University last month.

    April 15, 2014

  • Oakwood sells its water and sewer systems

    Village trustees are faced with a responsibility many small towns would love to have — what to do with $2 million in cash.

    April 15, 2014

  • Banquet to honor Shockey

    April 15, 2014

  • Job fair Wednesday at DACC

    April 15, 2014

  • SpaceX delays station delivery launch CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer. With less than two hours remaining, the Space X company called off Monday's planned launch from Cape Canaveral. A new launch date was not set; the next atte

    April 15, 2014

  • Police, Fire Reports

    April 15, 2014

E-edition
AP Video
Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
NCAA basketball
NDN Video
Miley Cyrus Hospitalized Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Toddler climbs into vending machine Much-Anticipated 'Gone Girl' Trailer Finally Debuts! (VIDEO) Dog and Toddler Wear Matching Outfits in Adorable Photo Series VP Biden: "World witnesses ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things" It's Official! Michael Strahan Joins "GMA" Blood Moon Time-lapse Actress Lake Bell Goes Topless The Five Weirdest Local Taxes in America Applicants Vying for 'World's Toughest Job' Get Heartwarming Surprise Awkward: Crist catches Lt. Gov. insulting him on camera NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse US Airways Tweets Graphic Photo of Nude Woman Behind the scenes of the Marathon anniversary photo shoot American Airlines Responds After Girl Tweets Alleged Terror Threat 'Joke' Charlie White's "Dancing" Mistake Olympic Great & Baltimore Native Michael Phelps Ends Retirement; Eyes Rio 2014 NFL Draft: Potential Booms And Busts
Must Read