The Economic Development Committee of Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter held its signature project, AGO Annual Job Corp Day Presentations by conducting a series of workshops for more than 150 students at the Los Angeles Job Corps Center. Three workshops ran consecutively throughout the day. They were How to Complete a Job Application/Proper Business Attire, Effective Interviewing Techniques and Financial Literacy.
Alpha Gamma Omega president, Shelby Robinson, brought greeting to all of the students and faculty that were present. Each of the presenters gave a little background about themselves. The students had the opportunity to ask numerous questions. Question ranged from why it’s important to dress in business attire to managing and saving money. The Job Corp students were excited as they completed job applications and had the opportunity to discuss what they had written. Clothes were brought in to show the students what to wear to a job interview. Financial Literacy was one of the hot topics and the students wanted to make sure that they had current information about investing and saving.
Students received valuable handouts and literature at each workshop and healthy refreshments were provided. Workshop leaders included Alpha Gamma Omega members Karen DeCoud, Sandra Bishop, Felicia Price, Bridgette Price, Mildred Slaughter, Cardelia West, Betty Edwards, Virginia Hathaway, and Whitney Moore-White.
The Los Angeles Job Corps Center is under the direction of Cathy Farrar and the Career Manager is Elizabeth Balderamos. Karen DeCoud is the chairperson of the Economic Development Committee. The next Job Corp workshop will be held in the fall.
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