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Teens Explore Jobs and Options in Career and Technical Education

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More than 600 high school students from Onslow, Jones, Duplin Counties and Lejeune High School gathered at the Duplin County Events Center Dec. 7, during an “Expedition: Careers” event.  Students were given the opportunity to preview the various career paths that will be offered at the Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center slated to open next fall in Burton Park.

Students were free to go booth-to-booth manned by businesses representing various trades including HVAC, IT, Hospitality, Construction, and Automotive.  They were free to ask questions as they explored the various careers open to them.

John Shannon, the director of Career and Technical Education at Onslow County Schools said the event was used to let students know there are other pathways to the workforce in addition to the traditional four-year college. 

Students were given booklets which included initial specialized program area courses selected for the skills center.  Registration will begin in the spring.   

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