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Atlantic Cape Hosts Local Elementary School Students at Junior Achievement Career Day at Cape May Campus

04/19/2024 | Media Contact: David Zuba, Public Relations Manager and Copywriter | (609) 343-4933
Students from Woodbine Elementary School attending Junior Achievement of NJ Career Day at Atlantic Cape's Cape May campus

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Atlantic Cape Community College’s Cape May County campus hosted more than 60 students from the Woodbine Elementary School for Junior Achievement of New Jersey’s Career Day on April 16.

Students during Junior Achievement DayThe students in attendance gained practical information about education and the many career opportunities that may ignite a spark of enthusiasm while helping them envision a bright future for themselves.

“We are so grateful for your leadership, dedication, energy, and gift of time and talent that made this event possible,” said Christy Biedron, vice president, Education, Junior Achievement of New Jersey. “Special thanks to our Career Presenters, including Atlantic Cape President Dr. Barbara Gaba and her team in Cape May for hosting this event and providing an exciting, professional venue that encouraged students to dream big.”

Other Career Presenters included representatives from Bank of America, Colliers Engineering, South Jersey Industries and the Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.

Students doing an activity during Junior Achievement DayMany of the students that partook in the event came away with a positive outlook on their future career opportunities, as witnessed from their post-event comments:

“The best part for me was I got to learn about careers I didn’t know about and I found that I was interested in things I didn’t think I would be,” said Ayanna, an eighth grader;

“This has been an amazing educational opportunity. I am very excited to plan my future” said Daviana, a sixth grader;

“I learned about things, such as bridge building, electricity, gas and other things in general. It was a great experience and I am interested in my future” said Ava;

“I really liked the aviation booth. I learned about drag, weight, thrust and lift. I never knew that is how a plane works. I must try it again,” said Aleyshka, a seventh grader.

The Woodbine Elementary School faculty echoed their student’s sentiments.

“The career path survey is really excellent.  Our students do not reflect on themselves often, so it was great having them discover how and what they do may be a future interest for them,” said a Woodbine Elementary School teacher.

Junior Achievement (JA) has over 100 local JA Areas across the nation, including New Jersey’s chapter in Edison, and together they are the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA's programs—in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy—ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century. Learn more at Junior Achievement of New Jersey.



About Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape Community College is a Middle States accredited, 2022 Achieving the Dream Leader College and Hispanic Serving Institution proudly serving the residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties. As a comprehensive, two-year community college, Atlantic Cape offers 47 undergraduate degree programs, and 33 certificate and professional series programs at its Mays Landing, Atlantic City and Cape May campuses. Atlantic Cape is home to the renowned Academy of Culinary Arts, rated the top culinary school in New Jersey, and for more than 50 years, our highly-acclaimed Nursing program. Atlantic Cape also partners with more than 30 colleges and four-year universities to offer students the opportunity to seamlessly earn a bachelor’s degree upon graduation.