Ashburn, VA (Dec. 1, 2015) – More than 300 Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) high school juniors spent Wednesday, November 18th, exploring various career paths, thanks to Loudoun County businesses.
The Loudoun School-Business Partnership Executive Council again sponsored its Job-for-a-Day program.
Five students shadowed Loudoun County fire fighters and emergency medical technicians. The students started their day by meeting Chief W. Keith Brower Jr. and touring the communications center. They spent the rest of their morning at the Oliver Robert “O.R.” Dube Fire and Rescue Training Academy. There, they toured classrooms and the auditorium used for recruit classes. They visited the high bay – a facility used for physical fitness training and practice in conducting rescues from multiple-story buildings. They also toured the “Air Shop” where the fire fighters’ self-contained breathing apparatuses are serviced and maintained.
The highlight of the visit was an opportunity to witness fire fighter recruits learning about fire behavior by entering a smoke-filled environment with a temperature of 500 to 700 degrees.
The students enjoyed lunch with the fire fighters of stations 6 and 22 before accompanying the fire fighters on ride-alongs during the afternoon.
Students spending the day with Loudoun County Fire and Rescue included Jonathan Wooden, Heritage High School; Namrha Chohan, Stone Bridge High School; Fatima Tariq, Stone Bridge High School; Edwin Lin, Tuscarora High School; and Madelaina Matz, Tuscarora High School.
The National Conference Center was a first-time participant in the Job-for-a-Day program and hosted five students. The students learned about everything from housekeeping to taking reservations. Students shadowed department directors and the chief financial officer.
Noah Chapin of Tuscarora tried his hand at folding towels in the facility’s laundry. Director of Housekeeping Fadi Medawar remarked “You’ll take my spot soon!”
Students spending the day at the National Conference Center included Abigail Elwood, Briar Woods High School; Harveen Bhathal, Loudoun Valley High School; Kai Ulloa, Riverside High School; and Allison Marrs, Woodgrove High School.
Viva Loudoun partner, National Sports Medicine Institute teamed up with Loudoun County Public Schools in offering Job for A Day program to local high school junior interested in pursuing healthcare professionals. NSMI hosted five students interested in the professions: athletic training, physical therapy, physician assistant, and orthopaedic surgeon.