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In October 2015, 69.2 percent of 2015 high school graduates were enrolled in colleges or universities, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Recent high school graduates not enrolled in college in October 2015 were about twice as likely as enrolled graduates to be working or looking for work (72.7 percent compared with 36.0 … More About the Page

Renee Freers, Director of College & Career Readiness at North Kansas City School District

“Developing a career focus and plan is important for students as they complete their high school degrees. Employers report that a number of job opportunities will be available here in the northland for new graduates who are not planning on going college. Many of these jobs will offer on-the-job training and others will have the … More Renee Freers, Director of College & Career Readiness at North Kansas City School District

Phil Jones, President of Industrial Spring Corporation

“With the right work ethic, basic mechanical skill set, interest in manufacturing and how things work, and eagerness to learn and contribute in a long term relationship with a company, there is no reason why many of you can’t have a similar story as mine in your future. You might not end up as President … More Phil Jones, President of Industrial Spring Corporation