Kansas Schools Get Students Started on a Career Path Early

Mar 11, 2016

Sabrina Rich, a senior at Cheney High School, spends part of her school day at Cheney Elementary learning about teaching and exploring the career before she even starts college.
Credit Wichita Eagle

There’s a new statewide push in Kansas to help students explore potential career paths earlier, reports The Wichita Eagle.

A newly developed program includes internships, job shadowing and other real-world experiences as part of students’ coursework. These extracurricular activities emphasize individual plans of study that can help prepare students for the real world. The program is part of a nationwide trend by schools to look for ways to get students first-hand looks inside potential careers.

High school students who plan to attend a four-year college can get started on dual-credit classes, as well. For example, if you’re interested in becoming a certified nurse’s assistant, you can take technical high school classes that double for college credit. The Kansas Board of Education has strongly recommended that school districts develop individual plans of study for every student.

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