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Fulton students learn about careers and their rides

Fulton students learn about careers and their rides

May 9th, 2012 in News
City workers show off the long reach of a cherrypicker for McIntire Elementary students for their Careers on Wheels day Tuesday.

City workers show off the long reach of...

Photo by Dean Asher

Fulton School District elementary students who have always wanted to be cops or firefighters when they grew up got a taste of their dreams Tuesday at Veteran's Park. Bartley, Bush and McIntire Elementary students took time from their studies to see about 10 vehicle-based occupations for their first Careers on Wheels event.

School counselors coordinated the event to add an extra dimension of fun and interest to studying careers for their K-5th grade students. The idea came from Bartley counselor Anne Langendoerfer, who saw a similar career event used at a school district she worked in previously.

"We wanted to teach them a little about different careers, and it's interesting to tie in vehicles," said Langendoerfer. "Kids are interested in what they do and how they're used as tools."