Junior Achievement: Job Shadowing in Salem City Schools

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Wednesday’s 60 years of Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia focused on the importance of workforce readiness.

It is one of the three pillars of JA and concentrates on making sure high school graduates have the knowledge and traits they need to either continue their education or enter the workforce.

Curtis Hicks, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in Salem City Schools, discussed how job shadowing helps make sure students are workforce ready.

He shared details on how the school district, in-connection with Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce, is building up momentum for this fall. 
 

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What is Junior Achievement?

Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose aim is to empower young people to own their economic success. We do this by sending volunteers from the local business community into kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms to help students better understand how business works.Junior Achivement logo

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