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Prepare High School Students to Thrive in the Gig Economy

What's the gig economy, and why should you make sure your student is ready to successfully participate in it? The gig economy is growing three times faster than traditional employment. It's quickly moving from a fringe segment of the U.S. job market to a mainstream option. 

Gig employment offers significant benefits like

  • flexibility
  • excellent balance between work and personal life
  • impressive job satisfaction levels.

And it presents the potential for three-figure incomes for those who excel in their chosen specialty.

Whether your student intends to use gig work as a side hustle or as an end career goal, he or she can get started now. Mid-Metro Academy classes help students gain both the soft skills and technical skills they need to succeed in today's--and tomorrow's--gig economy.

For example, after taking a semester of Photography, one of our students landed an internship with a local photography studio. A student who took our bookkeeping course got hired on as a part-time bookkeeper for a local company. And a student who took Graphic Design, Vivian McKeown, landed a gig as an illustrator for a children's book (pictured above and available on Amazon.)

For more information, watch this presentation by Mid-Metro Academy's Executive Director Rebecca Hope.