Local students get a lesson in career development
CLARKSDALE – Job interviews, career skills and budgeting are not a priority for most youngsters.

Local students get a lesson in career development

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Tue May 9, 2017

CCC Work-based Learning Coordinator Otha Williams, front, recently gave students of the CCC Community Youth Career Development Center (CYCDC) as less on in career and workforce development. 

CLARKSDALE – Job interviews, career skills and budgeting are not a priority for most youngsters.

However, a group of local elementary students received an early glimpse into the working world during a hands-on, interactive presentation led by a Coahoma Community College staff member.

CCC Work-based Learning Coordinator Otha Williams recently visited students at the CCC Community Youth Career Development Center (CYCDC) to give a lesson on career and workforce development.

During the presentation, Williams gave students the opportunity to become student “employees” for the day and earn wages.

Williams used the opportunity to teach students about income, net pay and how to budget their wages earned.

He also gave students a lesson on how to dress, behave and communicate professionally during an interview.

“Our students were more than eager to learn how the world of work and earning wages are connected,” said Tara Bell, project director of the CCC/CYCDC.

According to Bell, the presentation was one of many sessions taking place at the center.

CYCDC is an initiative through CCC in partnership with Families First of Mississippi to implement preventive measurements for secondary age students by providing academic tutoring, health training, recreational activities, life skills, and family interventions

Its mission is to impact the entire family by offering direct services and connecting the dots between all of the Mississippi family programs.

For more information about CCC/CYCDC, contact Bell at (662) 621-4701.