Employability Week held at Scott Tech

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The week of November 18-22 at the Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett was all about employability. Students completed job applications and resumes during the first part of the week followed by" Dress for Success' day and journaling about their future.

The end of the week culminated with SkillsUSA business meeting, team building activity and promotion of the service project assisting Ozark's Food Harvest.

Workshops filled the remaining morning and afternoon sessions.. Eleven breakout activities that students could attend offered interaction with local business and industry leaders.

Representatives from First State Bank, Arvest Bank, Monett Police Department, State Farm Insurance, the Monett Chamber of Commerce, Jimmy Mitchell Motors, Playpower, Regal Beloit, EFCO and MariCorp. U.S. were present.

Students were encouraged to not only think about careers and job opportunities but were introduced to such topics as identity theft, purchasing a car, insurance, interviews, protecting your credit, ethics and entrepreneurship.

Contest were held throughout the week with the following winners:

* A drawing for completed job applications: Marcella Richardson, a graphic communications student from Southwest High School, received a Skills USA backpack.

* Steve Faucett, a diesel technology student from Miller High School, received a Scott Tech insulated beverage glass.

* Amanda Munday, a graphic communications student from Wheaton High School, received an Scott Tech glass.

* David Williams, a computer maintenance and networking student from Monett High School, received a SkillsUSA drawstring bag.

"Dress for Success" was judged by the human resource manager from Lowe's Home Improvements. The morning program with 100 percent participation was marketing and the afternoon programs were health occupations and marketing.

The students in the specific programs received a coffee break with Scott Tech director, David Miller, on Tuesday, Dec. 10. At that time each participant received a gift certificate to spend at the Scotty Store, Scott Tech's store designed and managed by marketing students.