The Four Cities Compact provides students in grades 11 and 12 with the opportunity to explore and experience a career field before spending time and money on college or further job training. Students will participate in hands-on learning in a subject which they have a true interest and gain real world work experience in their possible career field. Using modern state-of-the-art equipment, students will earn valuable work qualifications, credentials, and college credit while in high school. Some may even earn scholarship monies toward college or further job training. The Compact staff works in collaboration with business and higher education to provide students with the opportunity to network and establish positive relationships with potential employers. Pursuing a career tech program will allow students to have a traditional high school experience and possibly travel to and work with students from other districts. Overall, the Four Cities Compact will give students a jump start on a future career and help students gain a competitive advantage over others seeking similar jobs.