On February 23, a representative from Four Rivers Career Center came to our school to talk to the sophomores and juniors about attending their school next year. Four Rivers has many classes to choose from, such as Auto Tech, Collision, Welding, Graphic Design, Building Traits, IT, Machine Tool, and Health Occupations (seniors). These courses are meant to help you get one step closer into your career choice, if any of these classes interest you.
Current students at Four Rivers were asked what advice they would give to incoming students, and a few of them had some inspirational words to give.
Senior Samuel Knoppe stated, “Make sure you know what you're getting into. Four Rivers sounds fun. With its more lax rules and it shaving off some of your homework (potentially), but you need to make sure the class you choose to take there sounds right for you, and can aid you in the career you wish to pursue. Attend open house when it's available or shadow someone if you want to learn more.”
Keeping it short, senior Jared Clines said, “keep an open mind.”
Senior Hannah White mentioned, “I would definitely choose to do this! It is a great learning experience and you get to meet amazing people.”
What’s something that you can take from Four Rivers Career Center and use in your daily life?
Samuel Knoppe commented, “Learning to approach problems one step at a time.”
Hannah White stated, “I can use my medical terms in my college class and CPR if needed.”
A few underclassmen are interested in taking this opportunity.
Hannah Knoppe, sophomore, has an interest in Health Occupations and stated, “I want to feel like I have the job, because that's how they treat you. Being able to be in this position of going through rotations and shadowing doctors and patients really gives you a feel for what it's truly like in the job.”
Demetri Pataky, sophomore, is interested in Building Traits and mentioned, “I love building things, and I would learn hands on skills better.”
Many of the New Haven High School students that attend Four Rivers believe that taking part in Four Rivers can benefit them in their career choice and can help them learn more than what they already know.