Today’s economy features growing industries in technology, business and engineering. Those increasing fields make it important to set students, especially in their primary years of learning, on a track of learning geared towards fields that will be at the epicenter of activity in the 21st Century. On Sept. 26 and 27, Lawrence Township took roughly 1200 students from Belzer and Fall Creek Valley Middle Schools to the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the Junior Achievement Job Spark Fair. There, the students got hands on experience and practice with some of the growing job fields in America’s economy along with demonstrations and presentations from elite companies such as the world renowned Eli Lilly.
By being exposed to these fields and careers earlier in their life, these students have an advantage over others. Showing them a multitude of career opportunities and paths provides students with the common knowledge on how today’s world and economy works. As a now senior, I truly wish I would’ve been presented with that chance in the eighth grade so I could take a headstart in my career search. As Lawrence Township grows as well, these students are being presented with opportunities that students have never had before which will prove most beneficial in their long term life path.
To learn more about Junior Achievement of Central Indiana and JobSpark click here
Blog by Jared Rigdon