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Students get peak at 'real life' during Workplace Tours

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Apr 18, 2019 at 9:48 PM

SANDUSKY — The students in the sophomore through senior classes at Sandusky Central Catholic School participated in work place tours over the last two weeks.

“Career exploration is vitally important to high schoolers today. There is more pressure to have their career plan laid out before graduating high school. In order to help students with this task, we have organized the opportunity to explore different career paths through our Workplace Tours days,” said Mike Lilje, coordinator of outreach and communications.

While the underclassmen took their state standardized tests, the upperclassmen were sent out into the community to visit different work sites and see what the “real world” looks like.

Students were able to see the many career options at one location and how careers look across industries. They have participated in three different Workplace Tour days this year.

The 15 businesses that partnered with Sandusky Central Catholic are: Sortino’s, Humanetics, BGSU Firelands, Label Aid, Groff Funeral Home, Erie County Conservation, Toft’s, American Color, US Tsubaki, Sandusky Register, Firelands Regional Medical Center, Cedar Point, JBT, Sports Force and the city of Sandusky.

“In addition to these Workplace Tours, we will have one ‘Life Skills Morning,’ where students will learn about banking, basic first aid, car maintenance, self-defense, insurance, financial aid, interviewing and ‘Adulting 101.’ The hope is that between the four mornings, students are prepared for life behind high school and feel ready to tackle the world,” Lilje said.

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