A Career Town Program helps students explore future choices, and eighth graders at West County Middle School celebrated a grand finale for the program by showcasing what they learned and participating in fun and games.

http://leadershipandsoftskills.com/“Our eighth graders spend a full year putting together a career that they might want to seek out in the future,” said Tiffany Miller, West County Middle and High School Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) teacher.

“Each quarter they go to a different class — in the FACS class they do a resume, in the computer class they do a PowerPoint — after choosing a career from 16 career clusters,” she said, “like chemical engineering, or maybe they want to be a DJ or a pharmacist.”

Choices of colleges, universities, and technical schools are also included in Career Town assignments, depending on the choices students make for professions and the necessary skills and talents.

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