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Event helps special education students broaden their horizons

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LeDerick Horne talking to over 100 students at WITCC about overcoming learning disabilities after high school. LeDerick Horne talking to over 100 students at WITCC about overcoming learning disabilities after high school.

It's a tough job market out there, and for some with special learning challenges, it can even be harder to attend college and get the skills needed to be competitive.

That's why Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City and the Northwest Area Education Agency invited high school special education students to attend the Broadening Our Horizons event Thursday.

The event is aimed at teaching students about career and education options after graduation.

A guest speaker, LeDerick Horne, opened the event sharing how he overcame his own learning disabilities to become a college graduate, entrepreneur, and advocate.

After Horne spoke, students broke up into groups to talk about their own aspirations for college and career options.

"A lot of times we find that the students here don't think this is a possibility for them, to be able to attend college, and so this gives an opportunity to actually experience a college setting," Pam Megill, Northwest Area Education Agency.

More than 100 students from all over Northwest Iowa attended, which was an increase from last year.

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