If youve done a double take of some of the baby-faced staff working in area businesses around town, youre not alone. The average age of staff in local businesses has indeed dropped since the school year began.
Heres why: this school year, 22 Iola High School seniors are enrolled in the schools CTE (Career Technical Education) program, a learning initiative designed to place students outside of the classroom setting and serve as apprentices to employers.
Internships give students real-world experiences to ensure real-life success, and they offer a critical chance to blossom outside of the classroom.
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