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January 26, 2022

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Virtual Career Quest Begins for 8th through 10th Graders

WCS' inaugural Virtual Career Quest is open now and runs through the end of April.

The district’s first Virtual Career Quest is open to all Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District eighth through tenth grade students.

“Career Quest is a great way to recruit students for CCTE courses,” said Career Counselor and Strategic Partnership Liaison Paula Chilton. “When students know what career choices they may want to pursue, they can enroll in courses that can prepare them for post-secondary education.”

Students use a program called "YouScience" in eighth and tenth grade to find out which pathways and careers match their interests. Students may also click on the Career Quest icon on their Classlink dashboard to learn about different businesses and College, Career and Technical Education (CCTE) pathways they can follow in high school.

“We want to make sure that our students are exposed to the many career opportunities that Middle Tennessee offers,” said Chilton.

The Virtual Career Quest opens January 28 and will run until the end of April. This gives teachers, students and parents the opportunity to talk about career choices.

For businesses interested in becoming a sponsor or participating, email Chilton.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 18-month-old Ezra.