Mentoring Program Helping Students on Career Paths Expanding

A partnership will help West Virginia students be bettered prepared for college or a career.

Frontier Communications presented the Education Alliance with $300,000 to expand an e-mentoring program that pairs traditional mentoring with online activities.

This helps keep students engaged and helps volunteers be involved without taking time away from work.

The program uses technology to help high school students explore a career field of interest.

Students are paired with an adult whose experiences are within that student's interests and the two interact electronically through a secure e-mail system.

Through this contact, students learn about the courses they need to take to pursue their chosen career.

Internet-based mentoring and video-conference technologies can help students develop career-orientated goals.

School districts across the state will be able to take advantage of this program, including districts in Grant, Hardy and Pendleton counties.

This is all under an agreement with the West Virginia Public Service Commission.


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