Friday, February 23, 2024

Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio Adds a Fifth Year Program

Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio announced the launch of its fifth-year student plan. This program is designed to create a way for students to find the career path they want.

As a part of the fifth-year plan, students will live on the Lourdes University campus and work in many different situations like organized internships, job shadowing, company visits and career planning sessions – all of which to help the student be more sure of what they want to do in the future. The program lasts for 10 months.

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“We believe that through the fifth year experience, students will discover things that they want to do and (it) is designed to get them to see and engage with dozens of companies in our region to see all the careers that are available and develop their life skills and professional skills,” Jim Pollock, president of the Junior Achievement of Northeast Ohio, said.

Pollock went on to speak about how the overall goal of the program is to ensure that the know what they want to do, their reasons why and the path that will take them there as well as giving them a passion to for their career of choice.

The first class of students who will be considered for the program will start with classes 2023 and 2024.

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