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JA Announces New College and Career Guide

CAREER GUIDE COVERDuring the 2016-17 school year, JA of Lincoln will be offering a brand-new service to our middle and high school students– the JA Build My Future College & Career Guide! More than 5,000 students in Lincoln and surrounding areas will receive this unique publication, highlighting the educational and career opportunities in the state of Nebraska. The guide will focus on introducing students to the educational opportunities within the state, and also on putting skills to work in a successful career. The overarching goal is encouraging students to stay in-state for their post-secondary education and careers, taking full advantage of and giving back to all Nebraska has to offer!

The Build My Future College & Career Guide will include a range of vital information aimed at helping students make well-informed decisions about their future. A major feature is its listing of careers (grouped by the U.S. Department of Labor’s 18 career clusters), followed by the Nebraska education opportunities that feed into those careers. Students interested in any particular career will have access to a list of every school in Nebraska that offers a degree, certificate or other program that can lead to a job in that field. They’ll also be able to read about the top jobs in the state of Nebraska, information on how to develop the “soft skills” that are so important in today’s working world, a cost-of-living comparison highlighting the benefits of staying in Nebraska, and much more.

Best of all, these guides will be hand delivered to the students by their caring Junior Achievement classroom volunteers! It’s the exciting next step to what the students have been learning in the classroom. How will they choose to put their knowledge and skills to use in the real world?

Before our 2016-2017 guides go to print, we’re looking for colleges, universities, banks, and other organizations that would benefit from reaching this interested, receptive audience! Click here for advertising information and rates, or contact Tera at tnorris@jalincoln.org or (402) 467-1217.

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