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"My Success" Gives H.S. Sophomores Career Guidance

As many as 2,500 high school sophomores from across northwest Missouri visited Wyatt Park Baptist Church for the 2017 My Success career-fair style event.

Posted: Oct 18, 2017 11:10 PM
Updated: Oct 19, 2017 10:42 AM

ST.JOSEPH, Mo.

When  you're young, the options of picking a future career path are almost endless.

 While lots of kids know what they want to be when they grow up, others don't.

That's the purpose of the "My Success" event.

As many as 2,500 high school sophomores from across northwest Missouri visited Wyatt Park Baptist Church on Wednesday to perhaps get a better idea of how their likes and interests could translate into a future someday in the workforce.

For the students, their future was today.

"If you're not sure what you want to be when you grow up, it gives you an idea," said Alyssa White, a sophomore from Osborn High School.

More than 70 businesses along with universities, colleges and technical centers were available to talk with students about possible careers. They also received information about the education they would need to get there.

Some of the activities were hands-on.

While these days most kids are worried about school, friends, maybe a part-time job and a car, many understand that before they know it, they'll be out into the world.

"This is going to be our future," White said. "We need to know what we're going to be.")>>

The My Success event was coordinated through the St. Joseph Area chamber of Commerce.

 

 

 

 

 

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