Career Day took place on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 8:00 – 12:00 at Sarah Moore Greene Elementary School in Knoxville, TN.
Rachel H. Cole, PE, Roadway Engineer for Cannon & Cannon, volunteered at her daughter’s school to be interviewed by children in grades K – 5. A questionnaire was given to the students to ask Rachel. When a student asked Rachel if she was the owner, she responded, “No, I am not, but the company is owned by a woman engineer.” This response was greeted very positively, especially by the little girl who asked the question!
Cannon & Cannon coordinated with TDOT’s Local Programs Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Development Office. The Program Monitor Supervisor was so excited to help out that they provided over 600 bags with items geared toward school-age children for Rachel to distribute. The bags contained items such as:
- Coloring books
- Ear buds
- Stop sign erasers
- Bike Reflectors
- Tennis Shoe Key Chains
- Highlighters and pencils
The teachers even received bags from TDOT – with items such as thumb drives, mouse pads, etc.
The teachers and students were so thankful to have Rachel attend and also asked Rachel to thank TDOT for providing the handouts. When handed the bags, a few of the students asked, “Do I get to keep this?” What a treat it was for Rachel to say “Yes!”