Beyond The Hallowed Halls: Career Fair
Annual Event Helps Point The Way for Students
“From the beginning, we wanted to reach all students in Lake County,” said Leadville Lion Carol Glenn, who is Chairperson of the Career Fair. “The earlier we can expose students to career opportunities the better prepared they will be.” So it’s rise-and-shine for students and presenters alike for the 21st Annual Lake County High School/Leadville Lions Career Fair to be held this Wednesday, Oct. 9 starting at 8 a.m.
Over 500 students will get a chance to talk with invited professionals from a wide array of occupations. Presenters will share their professional and business experiences with students which just might shape the path and direction of their career path.
“Over the last 21 years, our committee has brought back many graduates to share their successes with the students,” said Glenn. And it’s that full-circle effect that makes this program a win for students, and also a favorite for the businesses that participate. Many LCHS graduates go on to see great accomplishments in their fields of study and return each year as a Career Fair presenter.
Students from Leadville as well as neighboring counties, can choose from among the six Colorado Career Cluster Model pathways: 1) Agricultural & Natural Resources, 2) STEM, Arts, Design & Information Technology, 3) Skilled Trades & Technical Sciences, 4) Health Sciences & Public Safety, 5) Hospitality, Human Services & Education, 6) Business & Public Administration.
This format allows students to spend approximately 50 minutes in their areas of interest where they can interact with a variety of presenters and get a chance to ask questions. Over 100 presenters are expected to attend. And that’s what makes the Career Fair one of the best community events in Leadville Today. It’s a great exchange!
“We believe that students from smaller schools need to recognize all that they can accomplish,” concluded Glenn. For more information, please contact the Career Fair Chairman, Carol Glenn at 719-486-1409.
Testing Testing . . . the LMDT
Residents may notice a siren going off Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m., but not to worry, this is only a test.
According to a media advisory released last month by the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Reclamation, Eastern Colorado Area Office will be testing the emergency siren system at its water treatment plant near Mountain Valley Estates on October 9 at 1 p.m. The Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel (LMDT) is located off Highway 91 a few miles north of town.
“The siren will blast three times; afterward, instructions in English and then Spanish will broadcast and repeat,” said Eastern Colorado Area Manager, Jeff Rieker. “Again, this will only be a test to confirm system functioning.”
The sirens and emergency warning systems are tested periodically as part of Reclamation’s regular maintenance program at the drainage tunnel and treatment plant. The sirens and warning systems were installed to enhance notification for local residents in the unlikely event of an emergency.
According to the press release, the LMDT and plant continue to function as designed and are performing safely. Residents should also note that the open house scheduled for today, Tuesday, Oct. 8 has been postponed until “sometime after the first of the year,” officials informed Leadville Today during a recent media inquiry regarding tonight’s original meeting “to present information on redesign plans for the plant.” That new meeting date and time will be relayed to readers when available. Stay tuned. Stay Involved. Stay Aware.
El sistema de sirenas de emergencia alertara a los residentes de la “Mountain Valley Estates”. Después de que la alarma alerte a los residentes, las instrucciones en ingles y español serán diseminadas repetidamente. Esto sera una prueba, solamente!