(L - R) - WFO Albuquerque WCM Kerry Jones, Meteorologist Intern Amanda Abeyta and CWSU Meteorologist-in-Charge Jim Reynolds (Photo: WFO Albuquerque)
(Feb. 16, 2011) - The National Weather Service forecast office and Center Weather Service Unit in Albuquerque recently joined forces to support the 12th annual School to World career fair at the city's convention center.
Albuquerque Warning Coordination Meteorologist Kerry Jones, Meteorologist Intern Amanda Abeyta and CWSU Meteorologist-in-Charge Jim Reynolds staffed an information booth to help educate students on a possible career with the National Weather Service. This was the fourth year the National Weather Service has participated in the event.
School to World is the result of an education, business and government partnership to promote education and workforce development in students. The event offered 8th and 9th grade students from across New Mexico the opportunity to interact with a wide range of different career professionals at one location. Students were able to explore various careers and discover the types of training and level of education required for those careers.
More than a thousand students turned out for the Albuquerque fair which was designed to highlight the pathways toward future education and career choices.