The Kaskaskia College Business department is holding a
“Career-A-Thon” contest for local area high school students with categories in
Accounting/Business, Agriculture/Horticulture/, Computers, and Culinary
“The purpose of the Career-A-Thon is to assist area high
school students in developing a successful career choice. Students would learn about current Business
Technology Programs while discovering their own strengths and talents,”
according to KC Professor Tim March.
Students may take online tests in the four categories with
the following rules: All testing should be completed by each student
individually and proctored by the high school; Students may take tests in all 4
areas of interest; Students
will be expected to review online program information before taking any of the
available tests. This will help the
students gain more knowledge about career choices and assist them with the
test; . Student test scores will be
tabulated. Students with the highest scores will be eligible to win the prizes
mentioned below. All tests will have time limits; Applications MUST be submitted no later than April 25, 2014;
After submitting applications, details will be sent by email on how to access
online content and testing via Kaskaskia College Blackboard.
Prizes available for students are 1st Place $150, 2nd Place $100, 3rd Place $75, and
4th Place $50. All prizes are in the
form of KC Bookstore and Amazon Gift Cards.
The highest scoring schools will also receive a trophy.
Interested students should contact their high school
teachers or Professor March at 618-545-3328 or by email at