Interactive workforce and educational event for Jackson County students

‘Path that Pays’ at the Jackson County Civic Center

Interactive workforce and educational event for Jackson County students
Students and their parents learned about future career options at the Path that Pays second annual event.

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce held its second annual Path that Pays Thursday night. It’s an interactive workforce and educational experience for 7th through 12th graders throughout the county.

Attendees got the chance to chat with colleges, employers, career technical programs and even programs at their own high school. The best part, it was hands on!

Path that Pays
Path that Pays (WLOX)

“The reality is it doesn’t matter how old you are. Getting your hands into something and exploring it three dimensionally means more to you. So, their experience here, whether with a college or an employer or even their own college CTE, is more meaningful and has more impact because it involves all of their senses,” said Paige Roberts with the Jackson County Chamber Educational Committee.

Paige said about 600 people showed up for last year’s event.

A booth set up by the Jackson County Technology Center
A booth set up by the Jackson County Technology Center (WLOX)

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