NTCS Hosts Career DayApr 7th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Education
On Wednesday, March 23, New Testament Christian School held its first Career Day.
The theme of Career Day for all seventh through 12th grade students was “M.A.P. it Out” which represented the Motivation and Abilities of each student and the Pursuit of each student’s dream. Maritza and Raul Dominguez, members of New Testament Christian Center from Miami and Madison, gave very motivational talks entitled “It’s Your Time!” and “Pursuing Your Dream”. Maritza gives leadership training and motivational presentations around the world as an employee of Ken Blanchard Companies. In her talk, she used video clips from “Chariots of Fire,” the story of Eric Liddell.
Raul was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and is now a charter jet pilot and helicopter instructor and pilot.
Two others who presented very interesting and educational talks included Tinka Brannon and Vicki Stanton, a paramedic and EMT, from Madison County’s Emergency Medical Services. These ladies also gave the students a tour of the ambulance. Presenting an informative talk on Agriculture was Dan Fenneman, Agent from Madison County Extension Office. Then Julie Townsend from NFCC gave an enlightening and enjoyable presentation on the different aspects of Nursing.
She was followed by Gary Calhoun, Chief of Police, who used a PowerPoint presentation on Law Enforcement.
Chief Calhoun also relayed some of his personal experiences in his pursuit of becoming a law officer. A short portion of the video, “Working in Your Strengths” by Dave Ramsey, was also watched by the participating students.
After a lunch buffet for students and guests, Cecy Sessions, a radiologist at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, gave an overview of Radiologic Technology and answered specific questions. Ron Dressman, member of NTCC, gave a talk on his career as an engineer and also presented information about other fields of engineering. Ron Zant, also of NTCC, shared some of his life experiences and wisdom on Learning and Law.
Following the speakers for the day, students were given brochures from various colleges and the armed forces, sample resume forms, and information on Bright Futures Scholarships. Adrian Peters, graduate of NTCS, former NFCC Student of the Year, and senior at FSU, gave a brief breakdown of the differences between loans, grants, and scholarships.
Elaine Doyle, Principal of NTCS, said, “Our students were excited about Career Day, and we look forward to seeing the impact that this day makes in the lives of our young people.”