App helps Louisa County students find jobs

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A new partnership between Louisa County High School and a local app company is helping students get "Cued-In" to more experience in their desired careers.

Cued-In is an app that allows students to find jobs in the career fields they want to choose.

More than 800 students are using the app in Louisa County, including students from the Career Technical Education program, which immerses students in hands-on courses in areas including mechanics and landscaping.

Bo Bundrick, the director for the CTE program at Louisa County High School, said the app helps make the job hunting process a lot easier.

"They view the job openings that I'm able to place into the portal. It comes on their Chromebook and their phone so they have access to that at all times," Bundrick said. "Once they apply, then they go through an individual screening with me and then we vet them out as a proper candidate and then we send them to the place of employment or the industry, where we allow for interviews there and hopefully land a job."

Braiden Byers is a junior at Louisa County High School who is using the app.

He says having the information for jobs on his phone makes it easier for him to see all the possible job offers.

"You can see all the job offers and it's pretty cool," said Byers.

Founder and CEO of Cued-In, Seth Marsh, said they came up with the idea in 2013 to give students more access to find jobs in the area.

He also said it gives students a better idea about what they want to pursue after they walk across the graduation stage.

"It's really a better return on their investment to understand and exploring these careers in high school so when they graduate, they can see what's their return on investment and have a really good solid understanding of where they want to go afterwards," Marsh said.

The app is also available for students in Charlottesville City Schools.

Marsh said he hopes the app will be available for school divisions statewide and nationwide.




 
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