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Alden-Conger Career Fair

Created: 04/02/2014 7:07 PM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Students in the Alden-Conger school district had a chance to look toward the future Wednesday.The school held a career fair for 7th and 8th graders.

Dozens of local businesses took part with representatives speaking to the kids.

Students had a chance to learn about careers in everything from business and healthcare to jobs in manufacturing and communications.

Kids say it's a way to get a jumpstart on their future.

"So when you get to the high school age and college age you know what you're interested in and what you need to know before you actually start college." says 8th grade student Sydney Chicos

ABC 6 News was also happy to take part in the event. Anchors James Wilcox and Ellery McCardle spoke with kids about the TV news business.

myself along with morning anchor and investigative reporter ellery mccardle spoke with kids about careers in tv news.