Income and Careers

Sixth graders explore careers
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Crafton Elementary sixth graders recently participated in a financial literacy and career activity to examine various career opportunities in industries focusing on science, technology, engineering, finance, medical and “green” fields. As part of an Earn Your Future initiative, employees from the firm of Pricewaterhouse Cooper visited the school to help sixth graders match their personal skills and interest to corresponding career options.

The financial literacy and career workshop began with some ice breakers and then moved on to pre- and post-surveys with engaging activities to allow students to identify a career goal and develop a plan and timetable for execution. The lesson included a review of the necessary variables or requirements to obtain a skill such as education or training, cost and possible debt.

The exercise encouraged students to analyze and determine the factors that can drive income and career potential, in particular, economic, social, cultural and political conditions.

PWC professionals guiding the students through the literacy and career lesson were Rachel Black, Anthony Friend, Emily Smerdell and Rebecca Wallace. Teamed up in pairs in two separate classrooms, the financial experts hope to guide the trajectory of pre-teens’ lives by applying the financial literacy strategies.

A few photos of the sessions:
The career and financial literacy workshop began with an ice breaker
PWC professionals offered praise and a fist bump
Engaging the classroom in activities held the attention of students

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