PARENTS & STUDENTS
We all want the best for our children. Johnston County offers a growing array of high-wage jobs. Being able to compete for these opportunities will require a clear understanding of the necessary skills and education pathways. In this changing world, what worked best for us may not be the best choice for our children. In today’s job market, 65 percent of jobs require an associate's degree or advanced technical training. The best opportunity for our children may be found in equipping them with necessary knowledge to select an educational option right for them.
Choices your 8th grader will make this school year can impact career opportunities for a lifetime. Through early college and other programs, students have the opportunity to take college, technical, and other career courses while in high school. These courses could enable them to obtain high-paying jobs immediately out of high school without the burden of college debt. Many companies also offer apprenticeships to help fast-track students and develop their career paths.
Your student will have the opportunity to explore exciting career paths at the JOCO WORKS event. JOCO WORKS will present real-world simulations of available career options. Each virtual exhibit will be presented by top employers in our region. By attending JOCO WORKS, students will learn how to begin building a meaningful career at the beginning of high school.
The JOCO WORKS digital student guidebook highlights what it takes to succeed in various industries and lists sample occupations, general educational requirements, and average salaries. Please discuss this information booklet with your children, encourage them to ask questions, and seek additional support.
JOCO WORKS will be held virtually for all Johnston County 8th grade students. Additionally, JOCO WORKS NOW will also be virtual for any Johnston County high school or post-secondary student, parent, or job seeker, as well as all 8th grade homeschooled students. Note: All 8th grade homeschooled students must register to attend.
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