Ilima Intermediate holds Career Day, giving students a window into the future

17-Nov-2015

Ilima Intermediate held a Career Day today to give students guidance on the wide variety of careers available. 27 guest speakers visited classes and spoke about their work in detail.

​​​​Ilima Intermediate School held a Career Day today featuring 27 guest speakers​ covering a wide variety of occupations to help give students guidance on their future directions in life.  Seventh and eighth grade students were able to ask detailed, first-hand questions about specific work, including the best and worst parts of the job, training required and salary.

"It's been said many times that it takes a village to raise a child, and today's Career Day is a true testament to our ongoing commitment to each student at Ilima Intermediate," said Principal Christopher Bonilla. "It was important for our students to hear our guest speakers' real life stories about how they ​used goal-setting, learned from mistakes and needed grit to get to where they are today with their careers. It is our hope that our students continue to dream big and realize that they are supported by people who care about them both in and outside of the classroom."

Students learned important life lessons about hard work and perseverance and were urged to set goals for themselves.  

"It's extremely important to set yourself a goal to finish high school to give yourself the mobility to do more and create more opportunities," said Brigadier General Gary Brito, 25th Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General - Operations.  "Set your goals, be tenacious and never ever give up in what you want to do."

Guest speakers covered a wide variety careers and occupations including Private Investigator, Biologist, Chemist, Nurse, Real Estate Broker, Athletics Coach, Fire-Fighter, Architect, Web Designer, Police Officer, Brigadier General, Athletics Trainer and Attorney, among many others.

Contact Information

Donalyn Dela Cruz

Phone: 808-586-3232

Email: donalyn_dela_cruz@hawaiidoe.org

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