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program overview

Careers and Currency is a workforce development initiative that supports high school students and emerging adults transitioning into high-paying careers. The initiative offers career counseling, skills training, and financial planning resources to achieve greater socioeconomic mobility. The program helps individuals overcome barriers to success and reach their full potential by providing comprehensive support and resources. Careers and Currency also comprise several career development series geared to promote economic mobility.

Degree Not Required
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careers and currency series

degree not required

Not every road to a paycheck is paved with degrees...

If you're someone who wonders whether a college degree is the only way to achieve success, you're not alone. Our "Degree Not Required" series is designed to showcase four high-paying professions that don't require a degree, with an average salary of over $60,000 per year - significantly higher than the average salary in Central Florida, which is $42,879 per year.


Join us for our four-part quarterly series, where you can learn from successful Central Florida professionals about their unique careers, including field trips. You'll discover how they paved their way and, most importantly, what you can do as a student to reach your full potential and achieve your financial goals by following in their footsteps.

Criteria and registration

  • Students between 13-24 (minors require parental consent). Orange County, FL residents preferred.

  • Attendees must actively participate in each session.

  • Quarterly live sessions in February, May, July, and October. All sessions begin at 10:00 AM

  • Each quarter includes three virtual meetings and an optional field trip based on student attendance and engagement.

  • Email for additional questions. 

Next Series: February 2024 (Real Estate Careers)

Series Dates: Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 19

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