HUD Kentucky Office Hosts Central High School Students for Career Exploration Day
Recently Central High School government magnet students visited the HUD Kentucky office for a morning filled with learning about the many benefits of government careers.
The day began with an exciting question and answer session with Congressman John Yarmuth (https://yarmuth.house.gov/) and the students learned about some of the important issues that he votes on as a member of the House of Representatives. They also realized that you can be an intern for a Congressperson or hold another position to help their many constituents.
Thereafter, HUD Field Office Director Christopher Taylor presented information about the Department and important Presidential Initiatives that the staff are implementing locally.
"It was a pleasure meeting with the government magnet students of Central High School today," said Kentucky Field Office Director Christopher Taylor. "It is very important to engage high school students who are interested in government and show them first-hand the many benefits that civil service employees provide to improve the lives of Americans on a daily basis."
Next the students visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (www.usace.army.mil/). The students were addressed by Deputy Commander Major Newbauer and two Senior Civilian Managers who spoke about some of the civil works projects that more than 30,000 civilian and military employees work on around the world every day. The students were surprised to learn that you do not have to be enlisted in the Army or be an engineer to work for the Corps of Engineers.
Lastly, the students visited the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) (https://www.atf.gov/). Both Investigative Agents and Special Agents took turns sharing different aspects of their jobs. The students were most interested to learn the different paths that each agent took in order to get into their current positions. They were also very interested to hear stories of peril that the agents had faced during their tenure. On a more personal level, one of the students thanked the agents for the work that they do to make the city safer because it is neighborhoods like the one she goes to school in that really suffer from crime and violence.
"The conversation on the walk back to school was magical," said Joseph Gutmann, Central High School Law and Government Magnet Coordinator. "Our students thoroughly enjoyed the morning. On the walk back, they were talking about careers that they learned about today and hoped were in the future."
|Content Archived: February 21, 2018|