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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter , Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 1B R[EGIONAL [ :: : ;: INSIDE: SECTION B: EDITORIAL e OP, INIONS UPCOMING EVENTS ] A Path to the Future Students are encouraged to set goals and follow through to achieve them Photos by Laura Beaton Portola High School students await the 5 Plan Workshop at the College and Career Fair Sept. 19 at Feather River College. About 400 juniors and seniors from Plumas County, Westwood and Loyalton high schools were invited to attend the fair, the focus of which was "Unlocking the Doors to Your Future." Four hundred students attend. FRO college fair Laura Beaton Staff Writer Ibeaton@plumasnews.com )tudents from Plumas':' County, Loyalton and Westwood high schools descended on the Feather River College (FRC) campus in Quincy Sept. 19 for the fourth annual college and career fair. Many students dressed their best and took advantage of the 20 colleges, 17 industry sectors and seven specialty booths represented. Four hundred 11th and 12th-graders arrived in buses and gathered in the gym for a briefing on the day's activities. They were divided into three groups and assigned a schedule to rotate through the three focus areas of the fair. The FRC gym was the site for the Career Technical Education College and Career Fair booths. More than 60 representa- tives offered information on many career pathways, from archeology to interior design, firefighting to nursing, and environmental studies to ear- ly childhood education and be- yond. Students were required to interview at least two career professionals to learn about their careers. In addition, they were asked to explore college, tech/trade schools and military booths, and list schools or programs that interested them and tell why. The final task of the indoor session was to visit specialty booths and inquire about ser- vices offered, such as financial aid, career exploration and service learning. Students had the opportuni- ty to ask questions of local ex- perts in the field; to obtain job descriptions and even apply for jobs. The second focus area was a leadership workshop on the football practice field under the shelter of a tent. Heather Caiazzo, marriage and family therapist at Plumas Rural Services, led students in an exercise to dis- cover their personality types. During that self-discovery process, students evaluated specific traits they possess by circling words they identify with, then tallying their Senior Jedidiah Richard and Sue Weber, director of Indian : .... " Valley Academy, await their next rotation at the fourth annual High School students respond to speaker Tyler Smith at his 5 Year Plan for Success workshop. College and Career Fair on the grounds of FRC. Both are Smith led students through a goal planning workshop and helped them identify where they'd enthusiastic about the joint endeavor of Plumas Charter like to be in their career, family, spiritual, educational and personal lives in the next few years. School/IVA and Greenville High School. The two schools share space and some classes at GHS. scores to determine what type himself, and he started his sec- of animal they correspond to. ond business as a locksmith. Eadh of the four animals -- His third company is anoth- beaver, lion, golden retriever er offshoot of his real estate and otter-- have certain char- business. acteristics that define the way As a realtor, he recognized they live and act. the mountains of paperwork The theory is that by know- required to buy or sell a ing who they are and how they house. Add to that the seven- tend tobehave and react, stu- year requirement to keep dents can better know how those records, and Smith de- best to interact with other per- cided all that paperwork was a sonality.types. In addition, major hassle and began SkyS- they can understand their lope LLC, a digital storage own challenges and work to business. improvements. SkySlope is a web-based ap- A second tent on the upper plication that stores, records lawn Offered a five-year plan in the "cloud" -- secure workshop. Speaker Tyler servers not owned by the real Smith, renowned entrepre- estate brokers that produce neur and real estate agent who the data.  ' was recently named in the top In the workshop, Smith '_: 200 nationwide of over 1.3 mil- guided students in evaluating lion realtors, led the work- five important areas of their shop. lives: career, family, spiritual, Smith, still under 30, is a educational and personal. self-made millionaire He told Each student rated his or students how he became suc- her level of success in each cessful: At 19, he decided to be- category. come a realtor after buying a Next, he led students to house with some friends and identify the energy drainers, Feather River College students Chad Moore (left), mascot Justin Spang, vice president of seeing how uch the realtor givers and sustainers in their Associated Students of FRC Franklin Mullen and Heather Pelletier welcome high school students made on the sale. lives. He challenged students to the College and Career Fair at the gym, where more than 60 colleges and businesses offered Once he became a realtor, to evaluate their associations, information and expertise. he realized that every time he the effects those associations sold a house he had to pay have on them, and then take to take the next step: set goals workshops and learn about evaluating their experience at someone hundreds of dollars action to achieve success, and follow through to achieve the many opportunities avail- the college and career fair. to re-key the locks. For instance, perhaps a stu- them. able to them at the college. Students traded their After learning that the actu- dent knows that someone they While the high school stu- High school students recon- tickets for sack lunches, al cost of materials to re-key a hang out with is not a good dents attended the fair, FRC vened in the gym at 12:50, and boarded their buses and house was just a few dollars, influence on them, yet they students also had the opportu- learned that to obtain their returned to their respective he realized he could make a continue to do it anyway, nity to visit booths, conduct lunch tickets, they needed to schools, hopefully richer for lot of money doing the job Smith encouraged students career interviews, attend complete a feedback form the experience. 1 I