Tarkio R-I seventh graders attended a nontraditional career awareness event called #I’MGOINGTONORTHWEST April 16, 2018. Tarkio participants included Daniel Lesher, Emilee Caudill, Tanner Rollins, Kelsea Kirwan, Rylie Simmons, Tessa Rolf, Alexis Gibler, Hailey Morton, Slade Rosenbohm, Connor Brown, Faith Anderson, Emily Blum, Kiara Hines, Josie King, Grace Peck, Alaina Armstrong, and Kalynn Smith. (Submitted Photo)

The Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE), in its document “Career Exploration in Middle School: Setting Students on the Path to Success” states that “Research has identified middle school as a time when students can benefit the most from career exploration, a process of building self-awareness, learning about potential careers, and developing a plan for reaching future goals.”
The Northwest Regional Professional Development Center, in partnership with Northwest Missouri State University, hosted the #I’MGOINGTONORTHWEST – NonTraditional Career Awareness Event on April 16, 2018, on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The purpose of the event was to provide career and educational experiences. More than 200 seventh grade students and their advisors from northwest Missouri schools participated in hands-on activities designed and facilitated by instructors and staff from Northwest Missouri State University and business/industry representatives and leaders.
Tarkio R-I participated in the event at Northwest Missouri State University with 17 students, accompanied by their sponsors, Tracy A. Cooper and Deyton Thomson.