Financial Literacy & You CAN Have It All!
On Friday, October 14, 2022, Mrs. Schultze welcomed Jamestown Business College’s Admission Associate, Jordan Nicholson, into her classrooms. The JCC/JHS College Connections BUS 1610 Personal Finance students discussed and shared the importance of setting financial goals and being financially literate. Ms. Nicholson integrated the importance for 12th graders to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Completing the FAFSA will enable students to be eligible for scholarships, grants, and loans.
Mrs. Schultze’s Career Explorations students explored the topic: You CAN Have It All! Ms. Nicholson engaged students by asking: How do you overcome the obstacles of life? What is your path and how do you achieve your goals when things don’t go your way? During difficult times, students might feel overwhelmed or unsure if they can still achieve their goals.
NYS-Sponsored Career Fair
On October 5, 2022, JHS students attended a New York State-sponsored career fair at Northwest Ice Arena. New York State representatives at the career fair were: NYS Thruway Authority, NYS Department of Labor, NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, NYS Parks/Recreation and Historic Preservation, and NYS Police. Each NYS department represented at the career fair provided information about their field, career/job opportunities, and contact information. For many JHS students, this was a great opportunity to learn about NYS careers they never considered!
Northwest Bank Visit
Jamestown High School’s new JCC College Connections BUS 1610 Personal Finance classes visited Northwest Bank on Thursday - September 22, 2022. Pam Gesaman, Bank Manager, and Aaron Young, Personal Banker, hosted both sections of Mrs. Schultze’s classes at Northwest Bank’s 3rd Street location in Jamestown. Ms. Gesaman and Mr. Young introduced their co-workers and explained their roles/responsibilities at Northwest Bank. Students learned the importance of building relationships with your local bank/depository institution and the vast array of services a local bank can provide: safety deposit box, 24 hr ATM, loans (car, home, personal), accounts (checking, savings, CDs, secured cards) and the requirements to open an account, make deposits & withdrawals. Visiting local businesses and learning from experts in the field provides an authentic learning experience for all our business students.