Volunteers, businesses and organizations are being sought to help with the Franklin County Development Council’s “Day on the Job” event Jan. 9 in Ottawa.
The all-day event is designed to introduce Ottawa High School seniors to work, entrepreneurial and education opportunities available in Franklin County, an FCDC news release said.
Day on the Job activities will take place from about 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning at OHS, 1120 S. Ash St., Ottawa, and ending with a reception for students at Ottawa University’s Student Union, 1001 S. Cedar St., Ottawa.
Volunteers who participate in morning or all-day shifts will be assigned to one of the following career modules: health care, Ransom Memorial Hospital, 1301 S. Main St., Ottawa; public service, Don Woodward Community Center, 517 E. Third St., Ottawa; or private sector, various locations downtown and at the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory St., Ottawa.
Other volunteers who sign up for the all-day or afternoon shifts will assist with a lunch at American Eagle, 1529 N. Davis Ave., Ottawa, assist students on tours of American Eagle and Cargotec Solutions LLC, 415 E. Dundee St., Ottawa, and help with a reception for students at OU.
A training session for Day on the Job volunteers will take place at 8 a.m. Jan. 2 in the Cyclone Room at OHS. To volunteer or for more information, call the FCDC office at (785) 242-1000.
Businesses and organizations will be allowed to have booths advertising work/internship/job shadowing opportunities either now or as part of an educational component for students during the reception in the OU Student Union, the news release said. Businesses that would like to participate in the reception should email or call Jeff Seymour, FCDC executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (785) 242-1000.