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Alle-Kiski Laurel: To more real-world business experience for high schoolers

| Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Jace Rearick, left, took part in The Young Entrepreneur Program in 2017 and worked on a woodworking business. Here, he's shown at the course graduation dinner with Rick O'Domes of PA CareerLink Alle-Kiski and chair of the Alle Kiski Strong Chamber of Commerce's workforce development committee.
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Jace Rearick, left, took part in The Young Entrepreneur Program in 2017 and worked on a woodworking business. Here, he's shown at the course graduation dinner with Rick O'Domes of PA CareerLink Alle-Kiski and chair of the Alle Kiski Strong Chamber of Commerce's workforce development committee.

Sprankle's Neighborhood Markets' new marketing-assistant positions are providing just that for area students. So does the Alle Kiski Strong Chamber of Commerce's Young Entrepreneur Program, which has a new class of participants. For more than a decade, the program has financed student businesses and taught how to run them, and alumni have started quilting and woodworking businesses.

The more students learn about real-world commerce during high school, the more likely they are to succeed after they earn diplomas.

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