The Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS), viewed the new face of technical education, on the occasion of its regular monthly breakfast program, held on Saturday March 6, 2010, in the West Broad Street YMCA Annex. A previous HCFS roundtable discussion had highlighted the need to generate community dialogue on the need to encourage education, training and retraining for the new careers and jobs in the developing economy.
HCFS member and longtime Savannah State University employee Shevon Carr, owner of SheCarr Professional Services, was the presenter and facilitator. Her presentation provided very helpful and vital information on “Making the Best of Some Great Opportunities to get on the Path for Education, Training and Good Jobs in Savannah-Chatham County.” A retired V.P. of Student Services at Savannah Technical College, Carr made good use of the fact that President Barack Obama had just made his address to the Savannah area community at Savannah Tech on March 2.
She had been able to capture a striking image of the President speaking to the audience at Tech, one which she used as the cover page of her dynamic PowerPoint presentation. The gist of Carrís message is, If you are going to compete for employment in todayís economic environment, you must have a plan and prepare yourself with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve your goal. It is no longer enough just to educate yourself. You must engage in continuous education in areas that will allow you to have more than one revenue source. A central component of Carrís presentation outlined the vast array of programs available and the financial assistance available to both youths and adults.“It is worth the time to call and schedule a time to explore what is available, if you are seeking education and training, supplemental training or retraining,” she said.
Margaret Williams provided tech support to the presentation, and Rev. Thurmond N. Tillman reminded the forum of the need to support and participate in the 2010 Accurate Census Count.
The next Hungry Club Forum will be held on Saturday April 3, 2010, at 9:30 AM, in the YMCA Annex. Gwen Glover will lead a presentation on “Some Useful Tools for Using Our Power for Greater Community and Economic Development”. For more information, please call Julia Wright at 233-0855 or Diana Harvey Johnson at 927- 8425.