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Representatives from Kirkwood visited the Washington High School recently to let students know about the WORK PLACE LEARNING CONNECTION (WLC). The WLC brings together students in east central Iowa looking for career information and connects them to area business professionals who are interested in preparing our region's future employees. Students become more prepared for the local job market, and businesses have the opportunity to mold potential employees, creating a hands-on way for students to explore careers while still in high school. The WLC does this through: Internships, job shadows, career days, classroom speakers, career fairs, mock interviews and worksite tours. As students learn more about various careers and area businesses, they’re better able to make informed decisions about their future. And as employers get to know students during internships and other on-site experiences, they forge relationships that may lead to future employment opportunities for these students. Thank you Kirkwood!