Recently I came across an idea of creating a Career board that showcases staff members and what type of employment they had during their high school years. What I found fascinating is that the trends of job employment of yesteryear are very similar to the job employment of our young people today..
Usually when you post a bulletin board in a school environment you are displaying the hard work of young and talented students as they progress through the grades. So in a school that starts in Kindergarten to Grade 12 there is lots of diversity in learning. I have actually never seen a bulletin board where students and staff are asked to interact with what is being displayed. But I decided to do something different.
Each silhouette has a job description and students and staff get the opportunity to guess who did what back in the day when our staff were in high school. This particular group being displayed are people within administration, IT. Library and Finance. Over the next few months I will be featuring different divisions within our school community. These staff members worked in grocery stores, babysat, worked for Mom and Dad, cut grass, had a paper route, worked as a waitress, farm hands, gas jockeys, bible camp counselors. So many of the jobs they had back in the day are so relevant today.