Middle school students get real with career day

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Jackson County eighth-graders took a glimpse into real world opportunities at the Real World Career Day on Wednesday.

A part of the 21st Century business program, the event followed 12 weeks of learning about banking, work ethic, balancing a checkbook, different careers and how to manage money.

Representatives of 30 businesses in and around Seymour and the Seymour High School Vex Robotics team interacted with more than 400 students from four schools at the event, Jackson County Industrial Development Corp. workforce coordinator Jody Deckard said.

“There’s everything from railroads, to communications, the Indiana Department of Transportation, police, the fire department and EMS,” she said.

The career fair helps round out the program allowing students to see people involved in the careers they’ve learned about and ask questions to learn more about what they do, Deckard said.

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