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Times Observer Photo by Brian Ferry Beaty-Warren Middle school eighth graders Allie Papalia (left) and Sierra Craig react as they are shown removed tonsils preserved at the Warren General Hospital exhibit during of the Eighth Grade Career Day hosted by the Warren-Forest Higher Education Council’s School-to-Work Transition Program.

About 350 eighth graders from the Warren County School District toured the 22 career center businesses, organizations and stores at the fair. Presenters included the healthcare, business, manufacturing and government sectors.

Students could try out a ballistic vest and helmet with Conewango Police, put out a virtual fire with the City of Warren Fire Department, and check for white blood cells in a microscopic sample with Warren General Hospital.

They were able to visit several screens of the Warren County Career Center – information technology, machinery technology, auto collision, marketing and protective services.

Local manufacturers including Superior Tire, Betts Industries, Ellwood and Whirley Drinkworks were represented.

PNC Bank, PennDOT, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Allegheny Hardwoods Utilization Group, Warren County Adult Probation, EmergyCare, Guardian Healthcare — Kinzua, Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry, Family Services of Warren County, and the Rouse Estate had all of the information and interactive programming available.

Times Observer photo by Beaty-Warren Middle School eighth grader Brian Ferry Noah Bleech rides the PennDOT impaired and distracted driving simulator at the PennDOT exhibit during the Eighth Grade Career Day hosted by the school-work program of the Warren-Forest Higher Education Council.

And, of course, teachers from the Warren County School District were represented.

Jayelyn Christensen did a few push-ups while wearing the 25-pound tactical vest.

When asked which of the vendors he was interested in, Christensen replied: “I mainly go for mental health – anything in health care.”

The fair was helpful in giving him an overview of some options that appealed to him, such as emergency response zones. “I want to enter a workforce that has an adrenaline rush in addition to helping people,” Christensen said.

Colby Zinger also reviewed healthcare and mental health providers, specifically Warren General Hospital and Warren County Family Services.

Times Observer photo of Beaty-Warren Middle School eighth grader Brian Ferry Hunter Fox places his classmate Kylie Zurcher in handcuffs at the Conewango Township Police display on eighth grade career day year organized by the school-work program of the Warren-Forest Higher Education Council.

He said the program helped point him to possible career paths.

It was the goal.

“It’s part of their college and career readiness standard,” School-to-work transition coordinator Jenny Burroughs said. “It helps them decide what they want to do in high school. It makes them think. »

Students had to play the game of life and visit at least one supplier in each of the sectors – collecting a letter – L, I, F or E – from each when they heard what the supplier had to say or joined in the interactive activity.

There were four different groups of eighth graders at the fair throughout the day. Each group stayed for about 40 minutes.

Times Observer photo of middle school eighth grader Brian Ferry Beaty-Warren Allie Papalia looks through a microscope at a blood sample at the Warren General Hospital exhibit during the eighth grade career day held by the school-work program of the Warren-Forest Higher Education Council.

“It’s a great introduction to all industries,” Burroughs.

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