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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 three part program with Centralia Junior High School...

February 4 - Businesses give 5 min. presentation to class(es) about REAL jobs in our community. They talk about daily workflow, types of employment opportunities, and education levels required. (I will have a schedule of presenters soon - looking for willing participants now.)

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). This is a 45 min. full class period of designating a "problem" that the students will "solve."

February 25 - The students will give a presentation on their solution. (Businesses do not need to return for this part.)

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