Originally published in The Idaho Statesman – November 28, 2018
Many students graduate from high school not knowing what they want to do with their futures. Fortunately for me, I have discovered my passion at a young age. Thanks to my career readiness classes at my online school, Idaho Technical Career Academy (ITCA), I’ve gained valuable skills and knowledge that set me apart from other students.
My career readiness classes expose me to subjects that are essential for my future in forensics — while still in high school. These classes help me to understand the material beyond simply reading a book and studying for a test. I can now break down the lessons, ask critical questions, and apply the material in real-world settings. For example, in my pharmacy tech classes I am learning what medicine does and how it affects different parts of the body.
I know the knowledge I’ve gained about medicine and the body thanks to my early preparation has set me up for success in my future forensics career. And because of that, I’m excited for what my future holds.
Lauren Telfer, Meridian
To learn more about Idaho Technical Career Academy, visit https://itca.k12.com/