Chamber partnership to strengthen ‘career readiness’

High School Principal Mark Butler outlined a new partnership between school officials and the Logan County Area Chamber of Commerce during Monday’s meeting of the Benjamin Logan Board of Education.

Addressing “career readiness,” the partnership aims to expand the horizons of students who may be considering joining the workforce directly upon graduation.

Mr. Butler said some 30 to 35 percent of graduates will go on to college with a career goal, but the remainder will be heading to the job market and those students need to have realistic expectations of the type of work they could be doing.

The administrator has teamed up with chamber CEO Paul Benedetti to bring corporation and business representatives into the school to outline for students what the job possibilities are within that company, the skills needed to perform various jobs, what a typical day might look like, pay/wage scales and benefits.

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