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JA receives $9,775 grant from Duke Energy

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016

Junior Achievement of Huntington County will use a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to educate Huntington North freshman about Career Skills. The $9,775 grant will provide volunteer-based education to the ninth grade students that will equip them with the tools and skills required to earn and keep a job in high-growth industries.

All ninth grade students at Huntington North High School will participate in this program. After completing the 7-week program, students will be able to apply the 4Cs: critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity; demonstrate strong soft skills; rank work priorities; recognize STEM and other high-growth industries; identify personal-brand and job-hunting tools to include resumes, cover letters, interviews, and digital profiles.

“We are beyond grateful for Duke Energy Foundation’s support of JA in Huntington County. Their commitment to better the communities they reach with financial support is changing lives and strengthening communities. During the 2016 and 2017 school year, all ninth grade students at Huntington North will participate in a program that will allow them to learn real-life skills they need to be successful in their careers and after high school. These are lessons they will take with them forever. It would not be possible without Duke Energy,” said John Garrott, JA board president.