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Local High School Students Experience Careers of the Future!

On Thursday, April 14th, 100 tenth and eleventh grade students from local schools explored eight workforce areas (i.e., areas identified by the WIRED Initiative and forecasted to be future growth industries) at the Annual Youth Workforce Innovations Conference at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The conference provides a unique forum for high school students to explore potential career fields through hands-on activities led by faculty and staff at RIT.

Students attended two workforce areas from the choice of eight, including: Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience, Business Management, Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Information Sciences and Technologies, Media Arts & Technology, and Microelectronic Engineering. In each workshop, students listened to suggestions regarding pathways of study in the various fields and the types of jobs available in the near future.

Participating school districts included East Irondequoit, Gates-Chili, Greece, Pittsford, West Irondequoit, and Wheatland-Chili.

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