KCUR reports: NKC students build skills + career opportunities

Seventeen-year-old Jasmine Bailey is learning how to install electrical boxes and frame windows, but what she really wants to do is study sharks as a marine biologist.

“I know, it sounds crazy, and it’s the total opposite way, but I’ve always wanted to become that,” said Bailey, a junior at Oak Park High School, “and sometimes you have to build your own equipment, your own shark tanks, your own tracking equipment. If you know how to wire it, it takes the middleman out of it.”

Get the rest of this story about how students plan to apply what they learn at the Kansas City Construction Career Academy, a partnership that puts students on a path to careers and college, from KCUR. The story is part of the station’s series on Career and Technical Education.