The annual World of Choices career forum wrapped up Wednesday afternoon at the Badlands Community Facility.
Grade 10 and 11 students from Drumheller, Acme, Three Hills and Hanna schools attended the event despite poor, winter weather.
"It was phenomenal. The crowd was louder this year, the kids were a bit louder, but I heard from so many mentors and teachers (that) the engagement was there, the students were very interested," stated Charity Vollman of Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta, which organizes the event every year.
Mentors from various career sectors attended including funeral directing, financial institutions, food service, entrepreneurship and broadcasting.
"We had over 40 career mentors and again, such a nice variety," Vollman reported.
She says the students were asking mentors those important questions to determine if they were interested in a specific career.
"I also had the opportunity to talk to a few students while we were up at the podium and they were just very impressed," smiled Vollman.
Trevor Young of the Drumheller Royal Bank branch was the keynote speaker and Ryan Semchuk hosted the event. Students were fed beef on a bun and salads by Double D Catering of Drumheller.
Vollman thanks all the mentors, contributors and students for attending this year's World of Choices.
(Students from DVSS and Three HiIlls at the Drum FM table)