The Williamson County School District's first virtual Career Quest in partnership with Junior Achievement will begin on Thursday, allowing students to explore different career pathways available at their high school.
The event is open to all Franklin Special School District eighth-graders and eighth- through tenth-graders in Williamson County Schools.
Students use a program called YouScience in eighth and tenth grade to find out which pathways and careers match their interests. Students may also click on the Career Quest icon on their Classlink dashboard to learn about different businesses and College, Career and Technical Education (CCTE) pathways they can follow in high school.
"Career Quest is a great way to recruit students for CCTE courses," said WCS career counselor and strategic partnership liaison Paula Chilton. "When students know what career choices they may want to pursue, they can enroll in courses that can prepare them for post-secondary education."
The virtual Career Quest opens Thursday, Jan. 28 and will run until the end of April. This gives teachers, students and parents the opportunity to talk about career choices.
"We want to make sure that our students are exposed to the many career opportunities that Middle Tennessee offers," Chilton said.
Businesses interested in participating or becoming a sponsor can email Chilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.