JPS holds career fair for 9th graders

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) —  A bunch of Jackson Public Schools students had the chance to get some hands-on experience on a variety of career choices.

More than $2,000 9th graders attended the second annual career fair.

It was held at the Jackson Convention Complex. There was more than 80 vendors at this year’s fair.

It’s designed to help 9th graders discover personal aptitudes and interests that they may have as they begin to decide which career to choose.

“One of the scholars walked up to me and she was sharing with me that she had come in and went to a booth,” said JPS Superintendent Cedrick Gray.”I said OK well how’d you enjoy it, she said I loved it. I said are you going to any others, she said no I don’t need to go to any others because this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.”

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