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Students in the Graphic Design and Interactive Media pathway have been polishing their career-readiness skills

Students in the Graphic Design and Interactive Media pathway have been polishing their career-readiness skills all year long and it did not stop when the school buildings closed. Here's what they’ve been working on: 

  • Adobe Certified Associate Exams: We've been practicing regularly throughout the school year, which gives students a competitive edge in visual communication industries. We did not skip a beat in the transition to learning from home, and with the help of our testing company Certiport, students were able to complete their testing from home. Many of our pathway students can now boast that they are Adobe Certified Associates! 

Junior Achievement: We have been fortunate to work with Junior Achievement volunteers this school year, going through a course called Personal Success. Students have gained valuable employability skills in areas involving developing a personal brand, professional communications and expectations, writing a resume, and preparing for job interviews. Our volunteer, Jenny, helped us keep the learning going on a recent Zoom meeting about professional communications where students learned there are differences in how they should write in texts and email, and professional phone etiquette. Here's what one 10th grade student had to say about the session in the professional email they were asked to send: "I am very glad that Jenny and you have shown how to write professional emails because I honestly didn't know that there was a professional way to do that. Also with the phone calls and voicemails, this will become very helpful. This information was much needed and very helpful."