Just how early Fargo kids think about careers

The Fargo Forum shows how Fargo schools start to guide children toward college and careers as early as elementary school:

Assistant Superintendent Bob Grosz said counselors start working with students when they’re in fifth grade about career clusters that interest them.

As they advance in their schooling, students are exposed to career fairs, guest speakers and a career planning guide that shows them suggested courses for their areas of interest.

“Certainly kids are going to change their minds multiple times, but we want to start planting that seed as early as grade five,” Grosz said.

(John Manning of the Minnesota Private College Council pointed this one out.)

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