OnTrack to a career

Maryland

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

That’s a question asked of children often.

Experts are now asking how early should children start exploring different career paths.

OnTrack Washington County is a nonprofit that is focused on cradle to career initiatives.

On Wednesday at Hagerstown Community College, seventh graders from across Washington County were able to explore a variety of careers, some that require degrees and some that require technical training.

“If we can inspire a fraction of these kids just to pick a career choice, then hopefully they will focus a little more on school to put their priorities together to move forward,” Jim Kercheval of OnTrack Washington County said.

Some of the career fields students explored include nursing, hospitality, fire, EMS and construction.

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