New event coming this academic year to Duval County students promoting career opportunities
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – High School 9:12 is proud to announce its newest official partner, Powering America of North Florida, creating Career Day to educate students throughout Duval County of career opportunities following high school.
Powering America consists of the craftsmen of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and their signatory contractors represented by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). Through the electrical training ALLIANCE, Powering America offers one of the largest apprenticeship and training programs in the United States, training more than 350,000 apprentices to journeyman status since 1941.
“Powering America is proud to partner with High School 9:12 and create the Career Day platform to showcase the opportunities available for all of the students in Duval County,” said Katie Enkiri, Executive Director of North Florida Chapter, NECA/Powering America, North Florida. “There are so many options for young adults as they graduate high school to begin their career path and continue their education that they will be exposed to through this event.”
The Powering America Career Day will be open to all high school students in Northeast Florida and designed to highlight the educational path for each career that a student is interested. There will also be opportunities to learn about vocational opportunities that begin with an apprenticeship upon graduating high school.
“Thanks to Powering America for making Career Day possible,” said Alan Verlander, CEO of High
School 9:12. “This event will give the students of Duval County a better idea of the educational paths to certain careers, as well as the immediate opportunities that are available as soon as they get their diploma.”
For more information on the High School 9:12 program, visit jaxhighschool912.com.