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Education Conference Shows Programs For Post-High School Career

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- The Washington Association for Career and Technical Education is in Yakima this week.

The WA-ACTE is in Yakima for a conference to talk about how to prepare students for the workforce after high school.

Organizers said the conference is a way for teachers and student leaders to learn new and innovative ways to better prepare our students for the 21 century workforce.  

Many student associations are showing what they have to offer for the upcoming school year.

One student leader said the skills they take away from the conference are life-long.

"It prepares us for career readiness and basically life after school," said student leader Garrhett Petrea.

The conference is in town until Wednesday. 

Educators and students from across the state are at the event, all to discuss new and exciting teaching methods and programs to get kids ready for their post-high school career.

Organizers said it does not just apply to those students heading right to work after graduation; it also gives students life skills for when they are out on their own.

This year the conference also has several speakers talking about key issues in preparing students for life after high school.