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College & Career Readiness
GEAR UP Alabama
Rising 10th and 11th Graders

This academy provides GEAR UP Alabama students the chance to go beyond dreaming of their future. Students engage in hands-on career exploration in a variety of fields including academic, technical and civil service (firefighter, police, EMT etc.). Students have 2 days of preparation for the professional world by focusing on building their soft skills (interviews, dress, email and speaking etiquette). Students are introduced to new career possibilities by actual professionals in designated areas. Students will learn what people actually do, what they have to know and how one gains the education and experience to have a career in their chosen field. These shadowing opportunities will be guided by professionals in the field. Students will be encouraged to develop defined work habits and become empowered advocates of their own learning, creativity, critical thinking, and academic achievement.

Registration opening Spring 2020.

Last Updated: September 12, 2019