Our young men and women got a chance to put on their best clothes and practice their professional skills at the annual Job Skills Workshop. The workshop serves as the kickoff to the summer internship season, and is sponsored by Mercy Home’s Leader Council.
A group of 60 of our Leader Council members and other volunteers spend the morning with 70 of our young people, and covered areas such as job applications, on-the-job basics, and professional skills, and conducted mock interviews with our ambitious young people.
The youth spent fall and early winter preparing for the workshop by practicing the job skills they’ve learned throughout the year. The Career Resources team helped them choose business-appropriate clothing and put together resumes.
The day began with everyone gathering to watch a humorous skit put on by the volunteers to demonstrate examples of a good and bad interview. The kids then split up into groups and went to different stations to practice their skills one-on-one with a volunteer. This allowed participants to practice what they’ve learned in a professional setting.
“It’s a really fun day,” said Director of Post-Secondary Options Katelyn Dollard. “The youth did fantastic this year. They were really engaged.”