On Tuesday, September 27, a career day was held at Sloan-Hendrix High School.  This event was designed to highlight skilled and technical industries . Sloan-Hendrix students had the opportunity to meet and ask questions of potential employers, as well as explore the possibilities of training for various fields.  For those interested in a career in law enforcement, students could speak with officers from the Arkansas State Police and the Lawrence County sheriff’s department.  Those students who enjoy hunting and are interested in wildlife biology/code enforcement could visit with members of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.  Army recruiters were available as well. Future electricians had an opportunity to visit with Craighead Electric employees, members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and instructors from the High Voltage Lineman Technology program at Arkansas State University in Newport. Black River Technical College in Pocahontas had a recruiter as well as instructors from various departments.  A representative from Greenway Equipment was able to answer questions about their Ag-Tech program that trains students to work on John Deere equipment.  Students considering a career in a medical field could stop by the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences table to get information about which career areas are growing and which are flooded with candidates. They also had a chance to ask about their shadowing program and how to enroll.  The Lawrence County Extension Office and the Arkansas Forestry Commission were available to inform students about career possibilities.  The Department of Workforce Services representative distributed information concerning resumes and interview techniques.  Their information also included tips on keeping a job.  The Lawrence County Clerk’s office was there to answer questions about registering to vote. Senator Blake Johnson and Representative James Ratliff were also available to answer questions.  Other vendors included American Railcar Industries, Cavenaugh Auto Group, and First National Bank.