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Owego Apalachin Central School District Holds First Career Day

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The Owego Apalachin Central School District held its first ever Career Day Thursday, uniting over 1,200 students with employers across the area.

Thanks to help from the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce and the Tioga Employment Center, the district’s middle school and high school students got a chance to see over 50 different businesses and careers in Tioga and Broome counties.

“Employers want our students to come out and know the basic skills so they can get right into the workforce and be productive members of their organization and their business. It’s very important to get the exposure here to get them ready for that career.” - Ken Francisco, Associate Principal at Owego Free Academy

Representatives from Raymond Corporation, local fire departments, State Police, and an animal hospital were just some of the companies and careers in attendance.

“School is a wonderful place, but the vision of students sometimes is a little pigeon-holed as far as what you think a company does. Bringing companies into the school district where they can actually speak to students and let them know what else happens in their industry is important for the kids.” - Gwen Kania, President, and CEO of Tioga County Chamber of Commerce

Due to the success of the Career Day, the district and the Chamber plan to continue it for many more years.