2nd graders already getting career preps

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- A group of Region 8 kids are getting a major "jump start" when it comes to a future career.

Around 130 second graders from the University Heights Elementary School got a one on one tour at the NEA Career and Technical Center in Jonesboro. Kids got to check in on all the departments and speak to older students currently taking the classes.

Shay Willis, Director of Marketing for AMMC said, "This is going to be given to another organization, one of which everyone is familiar with. The American Cancer Society does a very good job of raising awareness and everybody knows somebody whose been touched by cancer."

Linda Cooksey, a counselor at the NEA Career and Technical Center said, "We can educate the students as to what we offer and we can't help but think if they know it's possible to come here at an older age, then they may make the grades, have the attendance and do what they need to do."

The silent auction will open Friday morning at 9 until 3:30 p.m.

This event was made possible through a career grant sponsored by the Nettleton Education Foundation.

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