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5 Ways to Build Career Connections in High School

When teachers build bridges from the classroom to the world of work, it can motivate and inspire their students—and help them imagine their futures.

February 24, 2023

From tapping industry experts to teaching entrepreneurial skills, there are a variety of ways educators can make connections to the professional world and help students visualize their opportunities beyond school. The best of these approaches connect academics to life outside the classroom and encourage students to pursue their passions.

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