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High School Seniors Continue to Learn Life Skills

We were very fortunate to continue our F.E.E.S program with our seniors this week during our Laker Learning Time. Our Human Resource Manager, Ms. Lisa Rovetto, spoke to Seniors about the Dos and Don’ts during their future search for employment, as well as explain the basics of Healthcare Plans. Additionally, our Registrar Maria Garrison gave a presentation on income tax. Students are encouraged to continue the conversation with either of the professionals if they have any questions.

 

EARNINGS AND HEALTHCARE

  • Tips for finding jobs, interviewing, and resume /cover letter writing.

  • Considerations when evaluating a job offer, such as cost of living and other pros/cons.

  • What to expect when you start a job: I-9 and W4 forms and what you’ll need to bring

  • Health care plan types

  • How health care works: what are premiums, deductibles, co-pays and co-insurance.

  • TAXES

  • Overview of various ways we pay tax (Federal, State, Local, Sales, Estate, etc.)

  • Who has to pay tax / file a 1040?

  • Explanation of the basic tax formula

  • Filing Statuses (ie., single, married, etc.)

  • Standard Deductions vs. Itemized Deductions

  • Doing your taxes – 

  • choices: hire someone, or consider using tax software

  • using your W2 and 1099 to report wages

  • review of a completed 1040

  • filing with paper or on-line.

 

  

The next session in the program is in two weeks on Feb. 11th where students will learn Banking, Borrowing, and Credit Score with a guest speaker from SunTrust bank.   

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