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Students Explore their Options at Great Careers Conference

Posted by Devin Felix on 17 December, 2019

Students from ISD high schools spent the day looking toward their futures at the annual Great Careers Conference held at Bellevue College December 13.

Students had the chance to talk with people who work in a wide range of industries, including architecture and construction, education, health sciences, hospitality and tourism, law and public safety, marketing, information technology, and many more. Great Careers is all about giving students the chance to learn about careers they can pursue through apprenticeships, trade schools, or two-year programs.

The event also included a presentation by Nathan Graham, a senior at Gibson Ek High School, who spoke to his fellow students about his research into the benefits of trade school and other alternatives to four-year degree programs. Job opportunities in many career fields that don’t require a four-year degree are growing rapidly and projected to keep growing, Graham said, and attending a trade program can help avoid student loan debt.