Connecting Careers to the Classroom. Career Solutions Training Group. Reasons for the connection. 41% of High School Students ages 15-18 say they’re currently employed. Number of Hours Worked. Source: Michel Opinion Research for Mass Mutual, Adapted from USA TODAY. Teens Worry About Jobs.
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41% of High School Students ages 15-18 say they’re currently employed.
Number of Hours Worked
Source: Michel Opinion Research for Mass Mutual,
Adapted from USA TODAY
Source: Survey completed by the Brainwaves Group,
published in Keeping Up, January 1997.
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Visit a landfill and take samples. Evaluate germs throughout
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