On Friday, April 24, 2009 the Savannah Chatham Public School System’s ‘Career Expo and Leadership Workshops’ took place at Savannah Technical College.
More than 30 local businesses and post secondary institutions were on hand to talk to approximately 200 11th and 12th grade students about career preparation and job opportunities.
During the Career Expo, eight volunteer professionals presented a total of twenty-four Leadership workshops on such topics as “Resumes and Electronic Portfolios,” “Business Etiquette,” “Public Speaking” and “College Prep 101.”
In addition, 30 booths provided college, career and employment information. In conjunction with the Career Expo and Leadership Workshops, a Workforce Development Breakfast was held for participating business and educational representatives.
Learning for Life strives to be the foremost co-educational career and character development program for youth by fostering school/business partnerships and recruiting volunteer professionals as career mentors and positive role models. Special thanks are extended to Melanie Smith, Interim Enrollment Management and Marketing Director and Enrollment & Retention Specialist, Allied Health for Savannah Technical College for her assistance in organizing this excellent event.
Special thanks are also given to the following organizers from the Savannah-Chatham Public School System: Karen Pflugh and Tammy Broadnax, Career Technical Supervisors for Savannah Chatham Public School System, and also Gayle Tremble, Youth Apprenticeship and Workbased Learning Coordinator and Rita McAllister, Administrative Assistant, Career Technical Education Department.