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Local students get hands-on experience with future career paths

While school is out for the summer, local kids are preparing for their futures

YUMA, Ariz. (KECY, KYMA) - Local students are taking advantage of their time off this summer by learning more about potential career paths for when they grow up, thanks to a grant from the Arizona Governor's office.

Hearing from working professionals in fields from medicine to public safety for an entire week.

“My favorite yesterday was the public safety because I want to be FBI when I get older,” incoming high school freshman Emma said.

The public safety classroom was a big hit for the students.

As they took and examined their own fingerprints.

“Basically you take your finger, it’ll show you if you have loops holes or mountains, to prove what type of fingerprint you have,” Gavin LaRose said.

Program Director Rusty Tyndall said it’s all an effort to get kids to start thinking about their post-school lives.

“If we can help them develop their interests in skills to what they’re already interested in that can lead to a successful career,” Tyndall said.

Something Emma is putting into practice as she prepares to start high school this year.

“Because then you can choose classes about that profession to get more knowledge for high school, then you know what you want to take in college and do for the future,” Emma said.

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