Riverside Middle School hosts annual Career Day

Photos by Rich Dionne
Hasbro toy designer Lily Damota holds up figures that she worked on during a presentation to Riverside Middle School students. Photos by Rich Dionne Hasbro toy designer Lily Damota holds up figures that she worked on during a presentation to Riverside Middle School students.

Photos by Rich Dionne Hasbro toy designer Lily Damota holds up figures that she worked on during a presentation to Riverside Middle School students.

Photos by Rich Dionne
Hasbro toy designer Lily Damota holds up figures that she worked on during a presentation to Riverside Middle School students.

EAST PROVIDENCE — Students enthusiastically participated in the annual Career Day Friday, March 14, at Riverside Middle School, when some 50 professionals offered a presentation on their chosen vocations.

The speakers ran the gamut of occupations and also included members from the school department’s central administration and political figures from within the district and city.

This year’s RMS Career Day consisted of 50 speakers from the six career clusters:  Arts, Science & Technology, Technical, Social Services, Business Operations, Administration & Sales. Speakers were parents, local and Rhode Island, East Bay businesses.

East Providence Policmen Lt. Barry Ramer (left) and Sgt. Andy Benoit (right) speak to middle school students about police work during Career Day on Friday.

East Providence Policmen Lt. Barry Ramer (left) and Sgt. Andy Benoit (right) speak to middle school students about police work during Career Day on Friday.

The Career Day Program came out of the Guidance Department at Riverside Middle School as a reflection of the standards based programming for students. There were three 45-minute sessions.

In the Arts Career Cluster representatives from RISD in Apparel Design, Alex and Ani Jewelry Designers,Hasbro Toy Engineers and Photographer presented.

Social Services included the United States Marines, a Lawyer, Registered Nurse, FCCP Worker, Cosmetology, Physical Therapist, Veterinarians, FBI, Fire, College Professor and a Project Coordinator.

The Business Operations welcomed a Telecommunications Company and a Loan Officer.

In Administration & Sales, a Lending and Sales and an International Jewelry Company, Dentsply International, representatives spoke.

Science & Technology included a DOT Engineer, East Providence High School Career and Tech Center students and teachers, CVS Pharmacist, Software Manager, Info Technology.

And the Technical cluster included Construction, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning from the firm of Baker, Welder.

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