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HELP A KID UNDERSTAND YOUR JOB

RiverCenter is looking for some working men and women.

Not for the usual squads of volunteers to help promote the business district, but to share some insights about jobs and the skills needed to do them with students at the Red Bank Middle School.

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The school’s fourth annual Career Day, scheduled for the morning of Friday, May 4, is expected to attract local professionals from a variety of areas, including architecture, culinary arts, nursing and home-building.

But more participants are needed, says RiverCenter Executive Director Tricia Rumola, to help expose the kids to as diverse an array of jobs and careers as possible in a three hours.

We at redbankgreen have participated in recent years, talking about journalism and graphic design while sharing table space with a wedding photographer, a marketing executive, a fine artist, a chiropractor and others.

Here’s how it works: Participants set up simple displays of work samples at tables arranged around the perimeter of the gymnasium. Three classes of students make their way around the gym and are encouraged to ask the participants about their jobs.

The kids will invariably ask how much money you make. But some will also ask probing questions about the work itself and the the educational requirements it entails.

The event runs from 8:30a to 11:30a. Individuals interested in participating should contact RiverCenter at 732-842-4244 by Monday, April 30.

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