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Hear What Kansas City Students Say About High School Prep For Careers

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Do you remember the first time you tried to do your taxes? It took months for the clumps of hair to grow back, right?

Well, Asiyah Lanier just had her first experience with paying Uncle Sam, and it wasn’t pretty. She said she wished her high school had helped her with practical skills like that.

Kansas City PBS caught up with Lanier and other high school students at a Hire KC Youth event here in Kansas City, Missouri. Hire KC connects students to work experiences and internship opportunities in the Kansas City region, and the next Hire KC hiring fair is April 12.

Watch what they had to say about the pros and cons of their high school experience when it came to workforce readiness.

— Kansas City PBS is examining the issue of workforce development as part of its participation in the national American Graduate: Getting to Work project, an initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Follow #AmGradKCPT on Facebook and Twitter for local American Graduate content and #AmGrad to see content from across the United States.

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