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Real World Challenge at Centralia Junior High School

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We need businesses to present to 7th grade students on REAL jobs in Centralia. Please contact us if you can help: 618-532-6789 or

This is a two part program with Centralia Junior High School...

February 4 - Businesses give 5 min. presentation to classes about REAL jobs in our community. They talk about daily workflow, types of employment opportunities, and education levels required.

  • Morning Classes - 9:00am - 11:15pm (three 45 min. classes)

  • Afternoon Classes - 12:00pm - 2:15pm (three 45 min. classes)

February 11 - Then the businesses come back to meet with a small group of students (selected from level of interest from first week's presentations) about a REAL situation or problem to solve. Same class times!

Last year, the projects (problem solving) were:

  1. Business to business sales - what items to choose and what configuration for client

  2. Communication - healthcare topics to communicate to the public

  3. Civil Engineering - given the layout of a parking lot that was being resurfaced

  4. Warehouse Logistics - warehouse layout, workflow, supply, forklifts, and delivery

  5. Retail sales - comparing competitors and sales marketing strategies

  6. Work project management - communicating stages of multiple projects at multiple sites involving technology