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Albany students get early look at future careers

Students in 5th grade had the chance to explore different careers they can have in the future. (Source: WALB) Students in 5th grade had the chance to explore different careers they can have in the future. (Source: WALB)
Dr. Tyjuana Burton helped organize the event that took place at the 4C Academy. (Source: WALB) Dr. Tyjuana Burton helped organize the event that took place at the 4C Academy. (Source: WALB)
Officials with the fire department were among those who spoke with the students. (Source: WALB) Officials with the fire department were among those who spoke with the students. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County elementary school students are getting a look at what could one day be their future careers.

On Friday, fifth-grade students across the district went to a job fair at the 4-C Academy. 

The students had the chance to learn about 17 different careers they could one day have. 

Representatives from the 4-C Academy, and professionals throughout the community,  led small sessions for students. 

Organizers said they are having this career fair early, because they think it will light a spark in students to do their best. 

"If we can get their attention early on, we think they can make a connection, learning would then become more relevant," said Dr. Tyjuana Burton, a Northside Elementary School Counselor.

She said by having it at the 4-C academy, students could see the potential of them going to school there in the future. 

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