State grant funding new career exploration program for area Boys & Girls Clubs

Eau Claire (WQOW) — The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley is offering a new career exploration program for its members.

The State Department of Workforce Development granted $30,000 for the MySkills Career Exploration program, to allow the Boys & Girls Clubs to connect middle school and high school members with possible career paths. This program will be offered at the Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls and Black River Falls club locations.

CEO for the Boys & Girls Clubs, Sara Antonson, told News 18 this program will provide tools and opportunities for kids to better consider what to do after high school.

“It is so difficult when we get out of high school for us to expect for each child to know exactly what they’re going to do,” Antonson. “Without us giving them opportunities to learn and explore and to find different opportunities, we’re not giving them the benefit of really thinking outside the box and exploring.”

Antonson also said she hopes this new program shows kids the benefit of high education and the steps to a career.

There is no additional cost for club members to be a part of the MySkills Career Exploration Program.

Governor Scott Walker was supposed to host an event regarding the grant, however he was touring the flood damage across Wisconsin.

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