SOUTHINGTON - The Southington Chamber of Commerce and Southington High School held their second annual Training for Tomorrow (T4T) presentation at Southington High School Monday.
Three dozen students attended the event, which featured medical professionals talking about what it takes to become a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, dentist and pharmacist.
David Sowa, an obstetrician/gynecologist.
Kasey Adinolfi, a physical therapist.
Cherry Karl, a registered nurse.
Jared Percyz, a dentist.
Annik Chamberlin, a pharmacist, and her niece, Kayley Carrier, a 2015 SHS grad who is going into the pharmaceutical field.
Also speaking were:
Candace Patten from SHS.
Shauna Judd from Lincoln College.
Shirene Hazel from Calgagni Real Estate.
Lisa Carmody, of Southington High School, a T4T Committee member.
Michelle Pestillo, the event coordinator.
Tim Connellan, Southington’s superintendent of schools.
Brian Stranieri, principal of Southington High School.
Dave Pestillo, a member of the Southington Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, a T4T Committee member.
The T4T program is available to Southington High School students who sign up to job-shadow and/or intern at a Chamber of Commerce member business. Once a student fills out the required information, a committee made up of staff from the school and chamber members contacts chamber businesses to make a connection.
The T4T Committee ends each school year with an annual “thank you” breakfast in late May, which welcomes back students who participated in the program, as well as thanking chamber member businesses that helped to make the program a success.