Students Get Jump on Job Hunting
Byline: Jean Murphy
River Trails School District 26 has announced that up to 40 seventh-graders at River Trails Middle School will participate in a Junior Achievement program called "Personal Economics" over a four-week period in January and February. The program will be run by personnel from G.E. Imaging, a District 26 business/education partner.
The students who elect to participate in this program will take part in activities designed to help them assess their personal skills and interests, explore career options, learn job-hunting skills and discover the value of education. They will also learn about budgets, personal and family financial management and the use and abuse of credit.
The purpose of the Junior Achievement program is to educate and inspire young people about free enterprise and economics in order to improve the quality of their lives. It also offers students a unique educational opportunity through contact with local business leaders and provides contacts with role models who can help students explore career options.
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Publication information: Article title: Students Get Jump on Job Hunting. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: December 7, 1999. Page number: 1. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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