The notion of life in the working world became a little less abstract to Ripon High School students last week Friday.

They were able to attend sessions with local workers from a broad spectrum of jobs and employers, as well as attend a talk by Madison-based consultant Jack Harkins of Harkins Leadership Development Corp.

Presenters described their jobs, daily duties, education needed to qualify, salary range, employment availability and, in a few cases, offered demonstrations.

Professions represented included the culinary arts, education, AV technology, insurance, manufacturing, business management, human resources, DNR, law, emergency and law-enforcement services, journalism, dentistry, farming, real estate, automotive, cosmetology, information technology, health care, entrepreneurship, construction, child care and more.

Career Day was organized by Ripon’s Career and Technical Education Committee with teacher Sheri Schmidt taking the lead.

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