Hillcrest students engage in real-life career development
December 27, 2012 1:58PM
Aunt Martha’s staff member Tom McConville works with Hillcrest’s Jasmine Miller during a four-day career development seminar. | Supplied Photo
Updated: January 31, 2013 6:01AM
Former Hillcrest High School Business Professionals of America student Tramaine Weaver recently conducted a four-day career development seminar with the school’s DECA and BPA programs.
Weaver is employed by Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center in its Workforce Investment Youth Services Program.
Weaver, accompanied by colleagues Genea Moore and Tom McConville, engaged the Hillcrest DECA and BPA students in workplace topics such as leadership, adaptability, communication, problem solving and taking initiative.
All students participated in mock interviews with the team from Aunt Martha’s and were provided immediate feedback regarding their performance and how to accentuate their positive characteristics and skills.
The WIA also provides students with job opportunities by meeting initiative criteria.
“I’ve learned that in interviews I should always make eye contact, and sometimes I can look away from the person who is interviewing me,” said DECA junior Miante Mance. “Also, I learned that I should always speak in perfect grammar when they ask me some of the questions.”