"Students will learn data related to jobs in our area and what jobs are available and what degrees are necessary to get those jobs," she said.
Once possible students for the program are identified, they'll be given an application, according to Fisher.
But Fisher didn't want to say what might qualify a student to participate.
"I hesitate to be specific, because I don't want kids to come in under any label. It's really up to the schools and the principals to make those recommendations," she said.
So far, three of the county's four middle schools have agreed to participate. They are Winfield, Hurricane and George Washington middle schools. Poca also might participate in the future, according to Fisher.
Specifics about the program are still being discussed, but Fisher believes it's another step toward encouraging students to think ahead.
"We've been really focused on career education for a year and a half, and we've been working on dropout prevention," she said. "Kids need career education sooner. They don't know all of the things that are available to them."Reach Kate White at kate.wh...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1723.