IN THE NEWS: Students get career advice from mentors at World of Choices event (Blackburn News)

High school students from across Chatham-Kent got the chance to explore career options and meet with industry mentors on Wednesday morning.

The JA World of Choices event at the John D. Bradley Centre hosted 180 students from different schools in Chatham-Kent. They heard from five different mentors to gain first-hand insight into career options, benefits, and challenges in a number of industries.

“We have about 25 or so mentors from a variety of different industries and we’re having small group discussions,” said JA South Western Ontario President and CEO Karen Gallant. “The students got a chance to speak to five different mentors and learn about those careers in a round-table discussion setting.”

During the event, JA South Western Ontario acknowledged receiving a grant of $154,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to expand the reach of their financial literacy programs to Grade 7-12 students in Chatham-Kent.



he JA World of Choices event at the John D. Bradley Centre on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. (Photo by Millar Hill)