Teen Connection will focus on careers in technology this Thursday, January 16, from 5 -6 p.m. at Cpl Donald Ray Stevens Community Center (1619 Cessford St.).

In today's fast-paced, digital world it makes sense that employment in computer and information technology occupations is expected to grow 12 percent between now and 2028 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In fact, the Bureau projects that these occupations will add about 546,200 new jobs during this time period, with the demand stemming from a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data and information security.

This free Teen Connection session, titled Upload your Future: Careers in Technology,   will provide valuable information on how today's teen can upload their future with a career in technology.

Additional topics slated for the spring semester include, The Millionaire Mindset, Dollars and Sense, Credit or Leave it: The Importance of Establishing Credit, The Future Begins Today and Invest your Way Up: Basics of the Stock Market.

In October 2017, the City of Lake Charles began hosting the free Teen Connection seminars for teenagers, 13 to 18 years old, in Calcasieu Parish. Teen Connection is designed to help teenagers learn job skills, college prep, social media, interview skills, and ACT prep among others. The classes are instructed by educators, government officials, and business leaders in the community.

Teen Connection is presented by the City of Lake Charles and is sponsored by Lake City Trucking, Porche Plumbing and Piping, Pat Williams Construction, Wendell White, Inc., Pedersen Auto Title Co., GMFS Lending, Hawkins Legal (Attorney Tara Hawkins), Citadel Completions, Taco Bell, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Popeyes, Leonard’s Food Quarters, Mr. Gatti’s, Outback Steakhouse and Paul’s Ribshack.

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