Shelby County High School and Job Coach Mrs. Cindy Vinson recently hosted a Career Prep for ME (My Employment) Conference for transition classes across the school district. This event took the place of the former “Dress for Success” fashion show that was held annually at the LNLC.
The conference was designed to provided instruction and career employment awareness on topics such as hygiene, attendance and punctuality, social media tips and job interview fashion show. All of these topics will prepare students for the upcoming mock interviews that occur on May 1st. Shelby County High School students from Future Farmers of America (FFA), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FLCA), Peer Helpers, Working Wildcats and Project Search presented and prepared the items for this half day conference.
Students had the opportunity to participate in ongoing informal assessments throughout regarding job readiness skills and transition standards. The most amazing part of was the model of students teaching students. The fashion show provided several examples of what to wear to a job interview and what not to wear to one.
Schools that attended the event included Oak Mountain High, Vincent Middle High, Helena High, Chelsea High, Project Search, and the University of Montevallo’s Falcon Flight program. Thompson High transition students also attend the conference.
“Today was a success! We had a total of 65 students that attended the conference,” said Shelby County High School special education teacher, Mariol Lilly. “Throughout the planning of the event my Working Wildcats got the opportunity to prepare conference materials from making copies, packing conference bags, sorting conference materials and making name tags for each participant.These skills are valuable components for developing employment skills such sorting, multi tasking, technology and most importantly working as a team.”
The plan for upcoming years is that the ” Career Prep for ME” conference be held a different Shelby County High Schools each year in order to highlight and individual school and their various service groups and or programs.