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Winter 2022 Magazine
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Career Adventures Day Brings 900 Middle Schoolers to the Dayton Metro Library This Week

THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
FRIDAY, NOV. 8, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dayton Metro Library
215 E. Third St 45402

Diane Farrell, 937-496-8582
Director, External Relations and Development


DETAILS: More than 900 middle school students from multiple school districts in the area are participating Thursday and Friday in Career Adventures Day at the downtown Dayton Metro Library. At this tradeshow-style event, students will move through different stations, exploring and experiencing real-world careers in:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Healthcare/BioScience
  • Construction/Skilled Trades
  • Aerospace
  • Logistics
  • IT and more

Career Adventures Day is designed to support school systems with their state-mandated requirement to provide meaningful career awareness activities. With guidance from Career Connections Champions, Career Adventures Day helps meet these curriculum requirements.

“The need for qualified workers in our area is great,” said Diane Farrell, Library Director of Development and External Relations. “Meanwhile, these students will be looking for employment in just a few short years. Our goal is to show our young people that there are exciting, rewarding careers within reach.”

This first-time event is an outgrowth of DML’s nationally-recognized Career Adventures Camp – an immersive, week-long summer day camp for 30 students. While not as intensive, Career Adventures Day gives hundreds of students hands-on experiences with some of the most interesting, in-demand careers in our region.

“The importance of exposing young people to a wide variety of career options can’t be overstated,” said Shannon Cox, Superintendent, Montgomery County Educational Service Center. “The more practical, attainable options they encounter, the more likely they’ll find their own path to success. The entire community benefits when our talented youth stay local and keep contributing into the future.”

Career Adventures Day PARTNERS:

Associated Builders and Contractors - Ohio Valley
City of Dayton Department of Water
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
Dayton Area Logistics Association
Dayton Children's Hospital
Dayton Coating Technologies
Dayton Metro Library
Dayton Region Manufacturers Association
Fifth Third Foundation
Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association
Home Builders Association of Dayton
Kettering Health Network
Miami Valley Apprenticeship Coordinators Group
Miami Valley Career Technology Center
Mile Two
Montgomery County Educational Services Center
Premier Health
PSA Airlines
Select International
Sinclair National UAS Training & Certification Center
Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education
Technology First
WOW! Wizzards of Wright

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