STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

High school students explore careers at LCC event

The Springfield Chamber of Commerce held a career exploration program at Lane Community College.

Posted: Nov 12, 2019 4:49 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Springfield Chamber of Commerce held a career exploration program at Lane Community College for high school students to learn more about what to expect after graduation. 

High school students from schools throughout Eugene and Springfield were in attendance. 

Employees of local businesses from all over Lane County talked to students about their career paths and what their jobs are like.

High school students said they were excited to learn more about different careers, especially ones that they had already been interested in.

"It was awesome. It really changed my view of college and careers," said Keegan Purscelley, a student at Thurston High School.

Volunteers at the event ranged from paramedics to engineers and everything in between so students could speak with a wide variety of professionals.

"My hope would be that they find something that they're really passionate about and that they find something that they can make a livable wage and have a successful life in whatever they do," said Jessica Auxier, college and career coordinator at Thurston High School. 

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 3967

Reported Deaths: 148
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah105258
Marion91425
Washington69817
Clackamas29610
Deschutes1200
Linn1159
Umatilla1123
Polk9610
Lane672
Yamhill667
Jackson600
Benton555
Clatsop450
Klamath410
Coos310
Malheur280
Josephine251
Douglas250
Jefferson240
Wasco181
Columbia160
Hood River120
Morrow120
Lincoln90
Tillamook60
Crook60
Curry60
Union60
Wallowa20
Sherman10
Grant10
Harney10
Baker10
Unassigned00
Eugene
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 50°
Corvallis
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 49°
Roseburg
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 61°
North Bend
Overcast
53° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 53°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events