The Test Drive Your Future Experience, an online career course and scholarship program for high school students is launching in Kohala in 2018. The course will be sponsored by local businesses and provided to all area students in North and South Kohala and Hamakua – for free. Up to $2500 in scholarships will be awarded to participating local students.
Test Drive Your Future is currently seeking small business sponsors and patrons who wish to help the youth in our community to make inspired successful choices for their future. Business sponsorships start at $350/year (about $29 per month) and involve a variety of local advertising opportunities.
Current sponsors include UPS Store Kamuela, Crossfit AllStar, HoloHolo Paleo, College Goals, Websites with Aloha, Mobile Computer Doctor, Rainbow Properties, Hawaii Trust and Estate Council, Healthways II, and Jim and Tina Jean.
Test Drive Your Future is an online resource founded by entrepreneurs, Beth and Jim Hood. Together they own two small businesses on the Big Island of Hawaii, Websites with Aloha and Mobile Computer Doctor, and are founding members of the Waimea Professionals BNI chapter. The Hoods are authors of three books on career choice which were the inspiration for the Test Drive Your Future Experience.
The Test Drive Your Future Experience is an interactive online course that teaches high school students how to choose a rock-solid, “test-driven” career path. The course aims to address the current student loan debt crisis that families in our communities are facing, which is exacerbated by students heading off to college without a solid plan. The vision of Test Drive Your Future is to foster a generation of inspired, creative and financially-savvy young adults who will help our communities and local economies thrive.
More details about the Experience can be found here: TDYF Experience
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Posted October 23, 2017