HAVERHILL – Superintendent Maureen Lynch would like to share that a group of Whittier Tech students gave a presentation to their peers on Credit for Life, a program that teaches students about real-life budgeting and money management skills.
The group of junior marketing students — Gabby Ortiz of Haverhill, Katie Rocco of Newburyport, and Owen Brannelly of Amesbury — gave the presentation on Tuesday, March 21, and Friday, March 24, as part of their SkillsUSA project.
The three students spoke about the importance of financial literacy and budgeting. The presentation also served as an introduction to Whittier Tech’s coming Credit for Life Fair. At the fair, students will take part in a simulation, go through real-life scenarios, and make difficult financial decisions that will ultimately affect their final net pay.
Brannelly and Ortiz traveled from their cooperative jobs to give this presentation. Brannelly works at Deborah Conner, CPA, and Ortiz works at Go Tax Accounting and Services in Haverhill. Rocco recently transferred to Whittier from Newburyport High School in September and will be co-op eligible next year.
“The students came after-school and did Google Meets during their lunch breaks while on co-op to help prepare for this presentation,” said Marketing Instructor Linda Sarno, who is working with the students on their project. “Their dedication is remarkable.”
To learn more about Credit for Life, click here.