Posted on October 6, 2015

McCann Hosts Career Exploration Event for High School Students in Schuylkill County

Pottsville, PA (October 6, 2015) – High school students from across Schuylkill County participated in McCann School of Business & Technology’s 6th Annual High School Career Day on Friday, October 2, 2015. Over 140 high school seniors representing Minersville, North Schuylkill, Pine Grove, Tamaqua and Schuylkill Haven Area High Schools attended.

“This was a great opportunity for high school seniors to understand the various career choices and employment opportunities available to them in Schuylkill County,” said Lori Kane, High School & Community Relations Coordinator for McCann. “Students also had the chance to learn about scholarships, networking and personal branding from McCann staff members.”

McCann introduced a number of career paths to the students in attendance, including:  Business, Criminal Justice, Paralegal, Network Administration, Massage, Phlebotomy/ Allied Health/Medical Billing and HVAC/Electrical.

At the event, local professionals were on hand to share his or her “real life” work experiences and the path they took get there. McCann Program Directors were also available to answer student inquiries.

Speakers for the day included: Gerald Daley, Schuylkill County Sheriff’s Office; Joseph Drasdis, Empire Education Centers Inc; Tim Coyle, Mrs. T’s Pierogies; Tim Brady, Tredegar; Trooper David Beohm, who serves as Public Information Officer for the PA State Police; Mark Weiderhold, who serves as Controller for Cougles Recycling; Tom Kowalsky, Human Resources Director for SCI Mahanoy & Frackville; John Platchko, Winsor Staffing and Tracie Kellagher, W.A. DeHart Inc.

For more information about McCann, please contact the Pottsville Campus at (570) 622-7622.