North County Eighth Grade Career Fair
On January 11, 2012, the first North County Eighth Grade Career Fair was held at MCLA. The fair was offered again on January 10, 2103 and will become an annual event. Approximately 400 eighth graders from Drury High School, Hoosac Valley High School, Mt. Greylock Regional High School, Clarksburg Elementary, Abbott Elementary and Berkshire Arts and Technology School attend each year. The students choose two career workshops to attend and learn about careers in a variety of industries.
Comments from students who have attended the fair:
"It was inspiring. I know that I can be what I want to be; all I have to do is set my mind to it."
"It helped me decide what I want to do when I get out of high school."
"I liked knowing that there are so many options open to us and finding out about the different paths I can take."
"I enjoyed listening to the speakers' stories about how they achieved where they are today."