KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Incoming freshmen at Wyandotte High School began school Friday at a career fair, where students will “speed date” with working professionals in a number of different career fields.
Ninth-graders will be paired with two or three others and spend six minutes with each professional and talk about the education and skills needed to succeed in the job market.
The group leaders will talk about different careers that exist under a particular career focus and what students will need to do to best prepare themselves to attain the jobs they pursue.
“Career Jumping is set up like speed-dating,” school officials said in an email announcing the event.
It is the first step as over the course of high school, students will be invited to visit college campuses, places of work, and fill out college applications through this program.
To find out more about the program, and how you can get involved, visit www.prepkc.org/ .
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