Preparing teens for future careers

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Career Academy (TCA) hosted a Career Exploration Fair for students and parents to learn more about top career options and how students might plan their high school course selections.

"I'm excited because it's what I love to do and I'm investing in my future," said Marissa Bockmann, Junior at the Career Academy.

At the fair, students were able to experience some of the hands-on learning available at TCA and get a better feel for how LPS and Pius X High School juniors and seniors are "test driving" their future in one of 20 career pathways.

"It's not everyday where you can go to class and bake a pie, or make biscuits, it's really a dream school," said Bockmann.

Leaders say the experiences, internships, certifications, and college credits (at a 50 percent discount) are already making a huge difference in the future success of students and graduates.

"We have dozens of students that work at internships here and get jobs right after graduation," said Dan Hohensee, Director of the Career Academy.

"Almost all of our kids are here on scholarships, but if you aren't on scholarships, Southeast give you 50 percent off courses," said Hohensee.

For more information, you can go to and click on the "View the Flyer" link on the home page.