Port Canaveral Authority Hosts Career Day For Jackson Middle School Students

By  //  July 8, 2015

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The Port Canaveral Authority hosted a Career Day for students from Jackson Middle School in Titusville, who participate in J.U.M.P. – Jackson's Ultimate Mentoring Program. (Port Canaveral image)

The Port Canaveral Authority hosted a Career Day for students from Jackson Middle School in Titusville, who participate in J.U.M.P. – Jackson’s Ultimate Mentoring Program. (Port Canaveral image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The Port Canaveral Authority hosted a Career Day for students from Jackson Middle School in Titusville, who participate in J.U.M.P. – Jackson’s Ultimate Mentoring Program.

The 23 students who attended, along with adult mentors and school administrators, toured the Port and learned about career opportunities with the Port, its support agencies and tenants.

The day included visits to Wild Oceans Seafood, Parker Brothers Concepts, a pilot boat tour, as well as a lunch-and-learn in Jetty Park with Port Staff and representatives of a variety of professions and groups.

They introduced the students to a wide range of potential careers and some of the training and skills needed to enter them. Commission Chairman Jerry Allender and CEO John Walsh addressed the students, encouraging them to pursue their dreams and never give up.

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The six-year-old J.U.M.P. program was created to provide students with the one-on-one positive attention of an adult mentor. This year, six Port staff members and a Port contractor volunteered their time to go to the middle school once a week to meet with mentees.

“The Port has been amazing,” said Jackson Principal Annetha Jones, who presented Commissioners in June with the Brevard Schools Business Partner of the Year Award.

“The support from the Port has helped us have our best year ever with this program.”

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