Careers in Business February Article
The students have completed Microsoft Word and are at the midpoint of Excel. We kicked off the Stock Market Game and have eight teams participating. Recently they’ve been learning about companies, stocks, reading a stock quote, risk, what metrics to use when doing stock analysis and other parts of investing. The trash talking among teams has already begun and they are excited to start the game. The CIB teams compete against each other as well as regionally and nationally. At the end of the game in May, students are expected to complete their stock portfolio, a presentation on their experience, and an essay outlining their experience. Mid-month we will host a career fair for the high schools in our consortium at St. John’s Church where CIB holds class daily. We are developing activities for the visiting students to participate in order to learn more about the CIB program and CareerTEC as a whole. Lastly, students will finish Excel this month and then we will pivot back to personal finance topics such as an in depth look at different types of insurance: health, house, renters, and car to name a few. They will be prepared when they step into the world on their own. I am sincerely blessed and thankful to have a fantastic group of students again this year.