Career Fair Held at Ford Elementary School in Wattsville
On June 3, 2013 the students and teachers of Ford Elementary School hosted their annual Career Fair. The event, attended by 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students, gave the students an opportunity to speak one on one with professionals from within their community. There were a number of potential careers for the students to hear about; the Honorable Judge Don Hocker spoke about a career in law. The Laurens County Fire Service, represented by Tim Workman, had a fire engine displayed for students to view. Rev. Rickey Letson, from First Baptist Church of Laurens, spoke about serving and helping the members of the Laurens community. Keith Taylor, a retired Army First Sergeant, spoke to the students about careers in the Armed Forces. Jason Urps, representing Laurens County EMS, spoke about the job of a Paramedic and allowed the students to view an ambulance. Surgical Technician, Hollie Wingard, spoke about the medical field and the requirements involved in becoming a Surgical Technician. Also present from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office were Lt. Larry Young and Deputy Barton Holmes. Lt. Young spoke to the students about a career in law enforcement and how the Sheriff’s Office is organized. Deputy Holmes, a member of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), spoke to the students about SORT and the functions and benefits of a highly trained tactical team to the Sheriff’s Office and the community. The students were highly engaged with each speaker and had a wonderful time. We would like to thanks the teachers and administrators of Ford Elementary School for organizing such a worthwhile event.