Who Am I? Events - Brocklehurst Middle School - December 14, 2023 and January 11, 2024

Posted On Friday January 12, 2024

Allisson Badger, District Career Education Coordinator

In the 2022-2027 District Strategic Plan, student and staff wellbeing is a core value commitment of the district. The Career Development Team works with teachers to provide students with learning opportunities that inspire them to thrive.

Brocklehurst Middle School held two Who Am I?, hosted by two grade 7 teachers: Taylor Rae and Taylor Carmichael. Who Am I? is an event where students guess the job of three guest speakers and learn about their careers. A big thank you to Caity Klaudt, Occupational Safety Officer with WorkSafeBC, Julianna Duplessis, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and Echocardiographer with Interior Health, Jasmine Bigham Engineer Wood Producer Team Lead and Designer with Kamloops Truss, Lisa Newman Red Seal Electrician, Industrial Technician and Safety officer with New Gold, Stephanie Drake, Environmental Engineer with Trace Associates, and Cristen Fleck, Medical Laboratory Assistant with Interior Health.

The goal of the events is to introduce students to new careers and career areas. Students offered their feedback on the “Who I Am” events:

  • “The guests enjoyed ‘helping our future to dream big’ and encouraging students to "think outside the box," stated Julianna.
  • "I got to meet cool people with cool jobs,'' said Drey Dennis.
  • Ben Rhone described the event as a "really fun activity and we got to learn about stuff, especially Caity Klaudt's job where she works in the wilderness and Jasmine's job where she engineers wood.”

Taylor Carmichael, a teacher, shared, "It was really interesting to see students interact with people that have careers that they would not have thought of off hand. You can see that when they guessed they really thought about the careers."

The “Who Am I” events exposed students to new jobs and aims to expand horizons and increase aspirations by meeting local community people with unique and engaging jobs. This event could not run without the enthusiastic students and the positive contributions from community partners.

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