Junior Career Exploration Event Hopes To Inspire

Feb 5, 2019

According to a report released last year by ADP and Moody's Analytics, the greatest challenge U.S. businesses will face in the coming years is finding qualified workers. Industries from healthcare to information technology to transportation are already feeling the effects of a workforce shortage.

At the same time, many students graduate high school without being exposed to the hundreds of possible career paths available to them.

To help solve this disconnect and better prepare students for future success, Junior Achievement of OKI, Partners, Inc. is holding INSPIRE, a comprehensive career exploration event for area ninth graders, on February 13 and 14 at the Duke Energy Center. Over 50 employers will be displaying interactive exhibits to introduce students to jobs in their industries.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss how to provide young people with guidance on choosing a career that's right for them are Partners for a Competitive Workforce Executive Director Mardia Shands; TriHealth Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer David Cook; and Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, with Junior Achievement of OKI Partners, Inc., Laura Randall-Tepe.

This program is part of an ongoing series, "American Graduate: Getting to Work," supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in partnership with CET. Other programs in the series can be found here.

Tune in to Cincinnati Edition Feb. 5 at noon to hear this segment. 

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