BDK, Inc. Speaks to Local High School Freshmen About IT Employment Opportunities on the Eastern Shore
On Thursday, November 10, 2022, BDK, Inc. Account Manager, Frank Gunsallus spoke to ninth-grade students in Mr. John Prekrel’s class at North Dorchester High School (NDHS) about future job opportunities on the Eastern Shore. This is the second year that Mr. Gunsallus has partnered with Mr. Prekrel and NDHS on this initiative.
During the visit, Mr. Gunsallus discussed the IT employment landscape and the growing demand for IT-skilled employees; the history of BDK, including service offerings; and different position types at the company, as well as what the day-to-day looks like for each of those roles. Mr. Gunsallus also highlighted the path forward for employment at BDK, Inc., including internships for high school and college students, onsite training for those who are talented and interested in the industry, and preparation and payment for important IT certifications to ensure ongoing career growth. Students were given the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.
“Having local professionals that can come in and provide real-world experiences and advice on what job opportunities are available to our students, helps them start to think about what comes after high school,” said Mr. Prekrel. “Rather choosing to go to college or to start their careers once they graduate, students having exposure to local businesses and varying jobs provides them with more information and options they might not have been aware of, and I appreciate Mr. Gunsallus taking the time to speak with our ninth graders.”
“As a small business that originated and operates on the Shore, BDK, Inc. is mostly comprised of local talent,” said Mr. Gunsallus. “Speaking to local students about job prospects for while they’re in school (internships) or once they graduate from high school or college, provides them with real-world options and opportunities for having a fulfilling career close to home—especially in an ever-growing field like IT. As a Talbot County resident myself, I am proud to live and work on the Eastern Shore, and hope to speak to more local students in the future about the opportunities BDK has to offer.”
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