Today the School Counseling Office organized our annual Reality Store Event. Juniors and Seniors enrolled in Economics and Personal Finance participated in a simulation where they were assigned a career, income, and family situation. Students then had to pay taxes and purchase all of life's necessities on a monthly budget including groceries, making a car payment, buying or renting housing, paying for healthcare needs, arranging childcare costs (if needed), and so much more.
We are very grateful to the Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension office for organizing this simulation for our students!
Are you interested in pursuing a career as a Power Line Worker? The Southside Virginia Community College program is a great way to learn how to install, remove, maintain and repair distribution lines and associated equipment. The 11 week program covers the fundamental aspects of power line work allowing students to enter a rewarding career with many opportunities.
The Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) can help pay tuition and costs for qualifying VA residents. this is a great opportunity for students!
Please watch the youtube video below for more information about this great career opportunity!
The program is holding an informational session at the SVCC Occupational/Technical Center on TUESDAY, JANUARY 9th, 2018 at 6:00pm. Please see the flier below for more information.
Please RSVP for the Informational Session by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to the New York Times, the White House just unveiled their new website College Scorecard, which is designed to provide students and parents with information about annual costs, graduation rates, and prospective salaries after graduation for colleges and universities across the country. This is an attempt to supplement existing ranking systems and provide families with clear,
clear, reliable data on critical questions of college affordability and value, such as whether they are likely to graduate, find middle-class jobs, and pay off their loans.
This website is very easy to navigate and contains a lot of valuable information in one place. We recommend that families utilize this website when beginning the college search process.
The following information is generally provided on each school's profile
Positive Findings For Local Universities
The following VA Colleges were listed on the site's list of 15 Colleges with High Graduation Rates Leading to High Incomes
The following VA Colleges were listed on the site's list of 23 four-year schools with low costs that lead to high incomes. These are colleges that have demonstrated high earnings and low costs for their lowest-income students
Students, we hope that you are enjoying your summer break! Your counseling staff is currently hard at work renovating the College and Career Center. When it is completed in the fall, you will be able to use the space to research colleges and careers, take career interest inventories, work on college applications, and so much more!
We are looking forward to making this space available to you and plan to have it ready in time for the start of the fall semester! Make sure to stop by to see us when classes resume!