Students take tour of municipal careers

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By Nick Seebruch
Students take tour of municipal careers
CCVS students standing in the back of a Cornwall SDG ambulance during their career tour on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – Grade 10 students from Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School (CCVS) took tours around the city on Tuesday to get a sense of what careers the municipality of Cornwall could offer them.

The four groups made rotating stops throughout the day at the Paramedics headquarters, Fire Services, Municipal Works, Glen-Stor-Dun Lodge, the Water Purification Plant, and Cornwall Transit.

“This trip is meant to offer the students some career experience as well as a behind the scenes look at how the city works,” said teacher Kelly Clendining.

Paramedic Amanda Carse showed Clendining’s students the inner workings of one of her service’s ambulances. Carse explained to the students some of the requirements for becoming a paramedic, and the students were interested in asking what sort of calls a paramedic in Cornwall typically attends.

“There were some different careers that caught my attention,” said Shozid Haroon, one of the CCVS students on the career tour.

Another student, MacKenzie O’Byrne said he was interested in Cornwall Fire Services.

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