Some 2,000 eighth graders will crowd into the Lake Land College Field House next month, on April 6th and 7th, for the 25th annual Eighth Grade Career Conference. The yearly event is sponsored by Lake Land and Eastern Illinois University as way to introduce students to a variety of career and occupational choices. More than 50,000 students have participated over the years.
“The Conference is an important career awareness opportunity for local students. It provides them with information about career pathways and motivates them to focus on their future” said Gary Philippi, director for Eastern Illinois Education for Employment System.
The speaker for the event is Sam Glenn, “The Attitude Guy,” who is a motivational speaker, author, and artist.
Students participating in the program include: Altamont, Altamont Lutheran Interparish, Arcola, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-