Area high school students learn about career opportunities at Greater Lafayette Youth Summit

The 4th annual Greater Lafayette Youth Summit took place Wednesday at Jefferson High School.

Posted: Apr 11, 2018 5:55 PM
Updated: Apr 11, 2018 6:19 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- The 4th annual Greater Lafayette Youth Summit took place Wednesday at Jefferson High School.

Nearly 200 juniors and seniors from Lafayette Jeff, Oakland, McCutcheon, North Montgomery and Crawfordsville high schools attended the event.

Two dozen booths with representatives from businesses in the advanced manufacturing and skilled trades talked to students about post-graduation plans.

Machi Jones is a junior at McCutcheon. Although he knows what he wants to do after graduation, he enjoyed learning about more opportunities.

"A lot of us didn't have any idea what we want to do at all, but for stuff like this we can definitely come here, learn new things, find a new interest in things, some things we didn't know about," said Jones.

McCutcheon High School senior, Hayden St. John said the summit has greatly impacted impacted his plans for his future.

The summit began ran from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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