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High School Juniors in Paulding County’s Public Schools Receive YouScience Profile Thanks to Generosity of R. K. Redding Construction & Paulding County

DALLAS, Ga. (Nov. 9, 2015) – The more than 2,000 high school juniors in Paulding County’s public high school system will complete a YouScience Profile during this academic school year. The personalized YouScience Profiles are part of a program to improve the state’s workforce development and student outcomes. R. K. Redding Construction (RKR) and the Paulding County School District are co-sponsoring the initiative and made this valuable resource available free of charge to the schools.

YouScience is the only holistic approach to career guidance that allows students to find the intersection of the natural abilities (what they do well), specific interests (what they love to do) and career opportunities (what the job market needs). The resulting online YouScience Profile makes it easy for counselors and parents to engage students in a meaningful career dialogue. YouScience has wrapped the best in career sciences into an engaging, online experience for the students.

“I want students in this community to reveal their paths to success early in their lives,” said Randall Redding, CEO of RKR. “I believe it’s vitally important that we begin to groom the workforce of tomorrow, so I’m thrilled that we are providing this opportunity to the entire junior class in Paulding County.”

The five Paulding County School District high schools include: East Paulding High School, Hiram High School, Paulding County High School, South Paulding High School and North Paulding High School.

“Our goal is to encourage dialogue between counselors, students and their parents to more effectively set a career direction and education path,” said Cliff Cole, superintendent of the Paulding County School District. “We believe R. K. Redding Construction’s generous donation will make a significant impact on these students’ lives. With post-secondary costs continuing to rise, the results of the YouScience assessments will save our students time and money by helping them avoid college and career misfires.”

RKR is involved in other workforce development initiatives, such as supporting a number of CTAE programs throughout West Georgia and successfully launched a YouScience program to the junior class in Bremen City Schools earlier this year.

For more information, please visit YouScience at www.YouScience.com and R.K. Redding Construction at www.RKRedding.com.



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As the season changes, it brings a sense of renewal at RKR. Hopefully the brisk temperatures refresh you during the Holiday Season. I am excited to share the latest issue of the Strong Foundations newsletter.

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