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Preparing for the Real World

Published: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
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(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
A student writes notes as she listens to a lecture about education careers Friday during the "Work in the Real World" event at Sauk Valley Community College. The career conference was held for about 250 high school students from nine area high schools so they could hear about different careers.
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(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
Mike Dettman, deputy chief of the Sterling Fire Department , talks to students about the importance of the fire science program at Sauk Valley Community College. Dettman also is a fire science instructor at Sauk. Dettman discussed the many requirements to become a firefighter.
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(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
Susan Mattes, human resources manager at Donaldson Company in Dixon, talks about manufacturing jobs Friday. Students learned about occupations in the fields of agriculture, allied health, arts and music, business, culinary, computer technology, cosmetology, criminal justice, education, fire science, manufacturing, mechanics, nursing and transportation.
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(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
Lorna Engwall talks to students about her experiences as a special education teacher during the Work in the Real World career conference Friday at Sauk Valley Community College. The event presented local high school students with career opportunities in the Sauk Valley area and explained the different education requirements for the jobs.

A student writes notes as she listens to a lecture about education careers Friday during the "Work in the Real World" event at Sauk Valley Community College. The career conference was held for about 250 high school students from nine area high schools so they could hear about different careers.

 

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