Thursday, April 24, 2008

Squish Designs Speaks at Mooresville High School Career Day

On Wednesday, April 23, 2008, George Roots and Nicki Laycoax of Squish Designs spoke to the high school students of Mooresville High School about their expressed interest in the web field. It was a pretty general consensus that most students that have the interest, have developed their need for more information due to video game usage! Another fun tidbit... about 85% of the students that we spoke with, when asked what they do and what the search for when they get online, answered that they search for "random stuff"-literally random stuff... They actually type in the search engines "random stuff"! Interesting!

George was able to show them how quickly a very simple website can be put on the web with just a few keystrokes of basic HTML. We also expressed to them using printouts from Career Builder, Indiana Dept of Workforce Development, and O*Net, the need for professionals in the web industry. They were all excited to see that there is a nice projected job market for them to look forward to. Not to mention, the average salary was pretty exhilarating as well!

This was a fun and rewarding opportunity for Squish to be able to take part in. We were also happy to see that Mooresville Schools are preparing their kids at a young age to adapt to and be successful in a career in technology!

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