During a traditional school career day, a speaker will address students about their role in the business world. However, a recent Career Day Expo sponsored by Axxess Healthcare Technology took the experience up a notch for some Kennedy-Curry Middle School seventh-grade honor students.
The students traveled to the Westin Galleria for the expo to meet and talk with Axxess employees to learn firsthand what it takes to operate a business that supplies technology resources to a national market of home healthcare providers. The experience included hands-on demonstrations, guided discussions and personal interactions to familiarize students with careers in software engineering, marketing, human resources, healthcare, and customer service operations.
In keeping with the theme of the event, “We dream; we build; we empower,” company staff encouraged students to graduate high school and college. Staff also explained to students how education can connect them to careers with companies like Axxess.
Kennedy-Curry Principal Dennis Taylor said the event was a tremendous learning opportunity and helped meet his goals to provide students the chance to participate in a STEM program, increase student awareness about the importance of college, and develop community partnerships. Taylor and Axxess President John Olajide said they believe the local business community can play an important role in exciting and motivating children about their futures by sparking their imaginations at a young age.
De’Ajanae Moore, a Kennedy-Curry seventh-grader who wants to go to Princeton, spoke highly of the event.
“It provided insight into what I need to do when I grow up,” Moore said. “I think programs like this with Axxess are important because this is real life. This is an opportunity for us to see what the real world is like.”