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Working the career puzzle: Wallace event focuses on nontraditional options

Lew Wallace STEM Academy recently organized a College and Career Festival aimed primarily for students who are not interested in or who have not been accepted to a “conventional” four-year college, according to an article in the Post-Tribune (Chicago, Ill.). The event exposed students to a wide range of career options and ambitions, including child care, the military, firefighters, and hairstylists. College of Court Reporting, Hobart, Ind., was in attendance with current student Angel McCullough demonstrating the use of a stenotype shorthand machine. McCullough explained to visitors that the machine enables some stenographers to reach 300 words per minute.

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