Nearly 100 Plant City High School students, mostly seniors, were welcomed into the workplace by five major employers in the Plant City area last month.
The experience was made possible by the 30-plus business leaders comprising the Plant City High School Business Advisory Board, also in partnership with the Plant City Economic Development Corporation and the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce. The field trip was designed to show students job opportunities and career paths are within their industry, what the working conditions are in these jobs, how to prepare for these positions, and what the average wages are for the various job classifications at Star Distribution, Evergreen Packaging, Stingray Chevrolet and Hardie Manufacturing.
“The percentage of students who will not go to college or into the armed services is far greater than most people imagine in schools across the country, and we must truly prepare all students for the day after they graduate. Educating and connecting them with great career opportunities here in our community is an important responsibility of our schools,” said Susan Sullivan, Principal of Plant City High School.