8th graders experience the workforce hands-on at SCK Launch 2022

Fifth-annual SCK Launch Experience gives middle-schoolers a glimpse into possible careers
Published: Oct. 26, 2022 at 5:59 PM CDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - The fifth-annual Southcentral Kentucky Launch Experience took place earlier today, giving local eighth-graders a hands-on experience in their possible future careers.

With over 3000 students attending the event over a few days, SCK Launch hosted many local businesses and colleges for the students to get involved and learn more about the vast career fields.

Meredith Rozanski, the Chief Operating Officer of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, says events like these help shape the future of Southcentral Kentucky.

“It makes sense for us to do something that includes the whole region,” said Rozanski. “We have companies from different counties here, as well. We just want to provide mass exposure to our students, so that they know, regardless of what county they are in, there is plenty of opportunities in our area and they can stay local.”

Rozanski also said that the bigger Southcentral Kentucky gets, the larger the demand is for future careers.

“Our area is continuing to grow. We are seeing an increase in the number of students every year, which is very exciting for our companies,” said Rozanski.

“Because, as you know, I do not know anybody that is not looking for good people right now. This is a great way to get in front of the next generation of talent in our area.”

Ramaun North was one of the students who participated in the two-day event, he spoke about his experience and what he learned.

“I got to do the weather,” North said, “I got to do the forecast and stuff. It was really fun. I didn’t know everything was gonna be backward. That was hard.”

To learn more on how you can get involved with SCK Launch, you can visit their website.

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