Inaugural Career Academy recap
The first West Virginia GEAR UP Career Academy took place April 13, 2017, at the Charleston Civic Center. More than 80 career representatives from a variety of fields provided students with hands-on demonstrations to showcase aspects of each career, and a STEM Behind Hollywood segment displayed opportunities available in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. More than 1,000 ninth graders were in attendance.
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