Originally published in The Idaho Press Tribune – December 6, 2018
I’ve always been an advocate for learning as much as you can, as soon as you can. This approach motivates me to get ahead of the curve and gain the expertise I need to be successful. By taking career readiness classes at my online school, Idaho Technical Career Academy (ITCA), I know that I’m getting the hands-on experience that’s necessary to thrive in the workforce.
Even though I’m still in high school, I’m learning skills that help me to stand out from a crowded pool of applicants. Most students don’t learn these crucial skills until college. For example, my Microsoft Word class is helping me earn my certification in the software program. My career readiness classes also encourage me to pursue my passion for programming, a valuable talent to have in our technology-dependent world.
The experience I’ve gained assures me that I’ve chosen the right path towards my future. And this would not have been possible without having career readiness education offered in my online classroom.
Jacob Jewett, Boise
To learn more about Idaho Technical Career Academy, visit https://itca.k12.com/