Seniors at Johnsonburg Area High School recently held their annual “mock interviews” as part of their graduation project class. Each senior participated in an interview with a local employer. Employers from Northwest Bank, ARC Metals, Metaldyne, The Community Ed Center (CEC) and the Johnsonburg Area School District interviewed students as if they were actually hiring them. This experience will help students as they head into the working world after graduation. Grad project teacher, Mrs. Anna Chelgreen, teamed up with local employers and the CEC’s DISCOVER Partnership to offer the “Career Connect” program and mock interviews to the senior class. The Career Connect program was developed by North Central’s Workforce Development Board and is intended to educate students about jobs and industry that are in demand in the area and prepare students to be good workers. Students explored a variety of in demand industries and careers, met with local employers, learned about entrepreneurship through the PA Wilds Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs program and worked with their teacher and the CEC to write cover letters, resumes and learn techniques for successful interviews. Above, Christina Tigani from Northwest Bank interviews senior, Max Crowe. For more information on this program, contact the Community Ed Center at (814) 781-3437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Education Center, together with business,