To the editor:
Our names are Mackenzie Atkinson and Joey Starrett, and we are both students at Eastern Hancock High School. The two of us are doing a project in our JAG class to help kids try to find a way to turn their interests and abilities into a career.
JAG stands for Jobs for America’s Graduates. This program helps high school students figure out what they want to do in the future. For example, the program helps us figure out our interests and helps us find a job that is best fit for us. Abilities and interests play a big part in finding a job that best fits you. Interests are what you like to do and your abilities are the things that you are capable of doing.
One way to do this is to take a survey. You can find this survey at indiana.kuder.com/landing-page. Taking a survey helps with this because it can match up your abilities and interests with the career that you want. In turn this will help you by giving you some ideas about what type of jobs would be best fit for you.
For example, some kids like to fix cars and others might like to draw. These are two different things, but they can both turn into careers. The kids that like cars might be an engineer one day. On the other hand, someone who likes to draw could become an artist or get into graphic design.
There are many people out there that don’t even think about what their abilities and interests are. We feel if they follow our guidelines, it will help their process in finding a job much easier.
Mackenzie Atkinson and Joey Starrett
Eastern Hancock High School