Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) will host the second annual Career Exploration Day on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Career Exploration Day exposes high school students to different career opportunities available in the Pee Dee area. The event is designed to help students gain hands-on experience through engaging activities, ensuring that the students are able to make informed decisions about their future plans.
“It will be an interactive and a hands-on event for the students,” said FDTC Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Suresh Tiwari. “We have more than 30 sessions with our people showing off their careers. Nobody else is doing something like this.”
Last year, FDTC was able to reach more than 700 students with exploratory services relating to their prospective curriculums. Departments that were in attendance included: Nursing, Respiratory Care, Welding and Surgical Technology, just to name a few. Demonstrations from each department were provided; for example, the Nursing Department showed how to take patients’ blood pressure.
As for this year’s event, more than 1,000 students from around the Pee Dee region are scheduled to participate. Career Exploration Day will take place at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT). There will be two sessions throughout the day. The first session will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the second session will be hosted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“We’re expecting over 1,100 students from Darlington, Florence and Marion County high schools,” Tiwari said. “This should give them a good idea of what’s on the other side of high school.”