Umpqua Bank Supports Career Day

Columbia High School will be hosting a Career and College Day again. Over 375 students will benefit from the information and inspiration that a day like this provides.  

A big “Thank You!” to Umpqua Bank for $2,900 to support the development of Career Day in our schools. We are so happy to receive this grant. We look forward to working with Umpqua Bank and our schools to bring a view of the future to our students. Not only will it help to pay for a coordinator to generate a plan for this year but it will also help support the opportunity in the following school year. It’s been over 10 years since our schools were able to hold a Career Day. With all of the changes and government initiatives, teachers have had to focus in on their duties, not wear so many other hats. Career Day will be available to students Grade 8 – 12. 

The day will begin with a keynote speaker, who will encourage all students to work hard to maximize their skills and achieve their dreams. This will be followed by a half day of workshops, presentations and college/career information designed to help students learn about career and college opportunities–and what they need to do to pursue them. Details to come.

Three cheers to the team – Columbia HS principal Craig McKee, CHS counselor Jenny Hallead and Leigh Hancock, WSVEF grant writer – for their collaboration and planning. We’ve built a solid relationship and we are reaping the rewards for our students.  Another huge THANK YOU to Umpqua Bank for this beneficial community partnership. And to you, our donors, you helped to fund the grant writer to apply for this grant. We’re successful together!

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