Claremore Daily Progress

December 7, 2012

Exploring the Future - Catalayah Elementary introduces Career Café

Mark Friedel
Staff Reporter

CLAREMORE — Fourth and fifth grade students from Catalayah Elementary have the opportunity to attend a new event this year, Career Café. The program teaches students about careers from individuals in the community.

Some of the speakers include — Claremore Mayor Mick Perry, United States Air Force Major Eric Jauquet, Physician’s Assistant for Rogers County Health Department Angela Rhoten, RSU Men’s Basketball Coach Justin Barkley, Claremore Police Uniform Division Commander Danny Dobbins and RCB President Kim Cutsinger.
Speakers discuss what made them interested in their current career and the education/training needed to perform the job. In addition, they describe a typical day as well as give advice to students considering a profession in their field.  
“Introducing Career Café has built excitement through community members who share their career journeys with the students,” said Catalayah Counselor and sponsor of the event Vanessa Adams. “So far the program has been a success.” 
She said Career Café enables the kids to become interested in a field that they may not have known that much about before.