Community leaders help students thinking, 'What and where is my future?'

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[April 24, 2013]     Send a link to a friend

Tuesday morning more than 200 high school seniors gathered at Jefferson Street Christian Church for the annual Workforce Readiness Expo.  The event is sponsored by the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce and features a variety of workshops and discussion panels focusing on career paths that the students may be looking at for the future.

While panel discussions were going on downstairs in the worship center, workshops were going on upstairs in the classrooms.  Among those participating in the workshops were Michelle Bauer of Lincoln College and Suzanne Broderick and Jennifer Vieley, both of Heartland Community College.

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Michelle Bauer spoke with students about the Civility program that is currently underway at Lincoln College.

Moving from high school student to college student does involve taking on more responsibility for oneself. Bauer included in her discussion "expectations" of a college student.


The Civility Campaign is more than just a "please and thank you" program. The campaign encourages showing respect toward others. The hope is that what is practiced in school will translate to a better behavior in public and in the workplace.

Students were divided into class-size groups and rotated between workshops and panel discussions throughout the morning. Over the noon hour, various employers and vendors were set up in the fellowship hall.  Students had the opportunity to talk with a wide variety of businesses during that time.

Jennifer Vieley spoke with students about achieving academic success.
She asked the students to sign their name on a piece of paper, first using the "wrong hand," then with the hand they would normally use.

She explained that like using one hand or the other results in a better signature, using a study style that they are accustomed to will produce better results in their learning. They were then asked to fill out a sheet that helped them realize what their study style really is.


Members of the agricultural panel fielded questions by moderator Jim Grimaldi.

Members of the business panel talked about their careers and how they got to where they are today.


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