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Tech Ed Fair Gives Students Glimpse at Careers

Students at Arthur A. Richards Jr. High School on Tuesday displayed products, skills and information on a variety of job fields the island’s young people may want to explore at the school’s Pre-Career and Technical Education Fair.

Students from the Richards feeder schools visiting from the Frederiksted area got a first-hand tour of Arthur A. Richards Jr. High vocational-technical programs, according to Pre-Career and Technical Education Department Chairwoman Wendy Ann Fleming-Parris.

“It was an educational opportunity for the sixth-grade students from Claude O. Markoe, Alexander Henderson, Eulalie Rivera and Evelyn Williams Elementary Schools to get acquainted with the pre-vocational and technical courses offered at Arthur A. Richards Junior High and for them to begin thinking about careers,” she said.

Office procedures and portfolios highlighted the business education display, along with the Future Business Leaders of America board, according to a news release from the Department of Education. Business education teacher Etta Mitchell said her FBLA students won several awards at a recent FBLA state conference.

Family and consumer science/sewing class instructor Annette Gordon laid out items created by her students, including bag packs, potholders, hair scrunchies, pins, Christmas ornaments and portfolios.

A feature of the technology intervention display was a bookmark for tech savvy students. The "Tech Tips" bookmark gives pertinent information regarding emailing, editing text in Microsoft Word, using Dropbox to move large files, cellphone protocol, online language translation and social media.

Culinary arts instructor Mercedes Petersen spread out recipes portfolios for her students to prepare. And agriculture science instructor Velda Hendricks provided a display board showing students the various careers involved in agriculture, including planting and farming.

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