CCC’s Middle School Day Slated for April 25
CLARKSDALE – It’s never too early to start preparing for your future. That’s the message Coahoma Community College will be sending during its first annual Middle School Career Day.
Committee members met Monday to finalize plans for the event, scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon Friday, April 25, in The Pinnacle. According to Co-Chair Charles Butler, CCC’s career and technical counselor, the event will target 8th graders from local middle schools and will be a fun, educational experience.
“Research indicates that the earlier students are exposed to career awareness and exploration initiatives, the higher the probability of their success as it relates to their pursuit and attainment of short and long term career goals,” said Butler. “This is a great opportunity for these middle school students to get a first-hand account of college exposure.”
During the event, the students will discuss various topics including college majors and scholarship opportunities, as well as receive tips and strategies that will help ensure a successful matriculation. The event will also include a tour of CCC buildings and special presentations from Academic and Career and Technical Education instructors.
“It is our goal to assist these middle school students in beginning the process of college and career awareness and preparation,” said Co-Chair Michael Houston, CCC’s director of admissions.
Other committee members include: Anne Clark, Vice President of Career and Technical Education; Emmanuel Lackey, Recruiter; Dr. Rolanda Brown, Enrollment Specialist/E-Learning Coordinator; Karen Done, Sociology Chairperson/Instructor; Luke Howard, Math Instructor; Mary Wilson, Special Populations Personnel; and Dr. Gregory Hudson, Vice President of Student Affairs.