COUCH -- The A+ Program at Couch High School has had two Career Spotlights recently. On March 10 John Williams from Howell-Oregon Electric and Sgt. Marty Elmore of the Missouri State Highway Patrol were at the school. They talked to the A+ students about their careers, informing students of the education required for their occupation, benefits and drawbacks of the job, the skills required to succeed on the job, the variety of jobs within each industry and the role of the government in their field. Students were given time to ask questions about each profession and to talk with each presenter.
On April 3 Teresa Brame who is employed with the Missouri Department of Family Services at Alton and Dr. Ray Lassen, an optometrist from Doniphan, spoke to the students about their occupations. Again, students were given the opportunity to talk with each speaker about their occupations. One aspect of the A+ Program is to provide students the opportunity to explore various careers. The Career Spotlight Day gives students that opportunity and also gives area businesses and industries a format for informing students of the skills and education required to succeed in the business world.
More career activities are being planned for A+ students at Couch High School. If any local businesses or individuals would like to spotlight a career call the schools at 417-938-4212 and speak to A+ Coordinator Sharon Mathis. She said those businesses involved will be helping their community prepare students for the future.