Smyth County

Dress for Success

Categories: Smyth County, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

Through a partnership with the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing, Smyth County Public Schools has started the Dress for Success Program at the Smyth Career and Technology Center. The program enables selected students to purchase clothing for the workplace and job interviews. Participating students tour local manufacturing facilities and higher education institutions. In addition, they participate in mentoring and internships opportunities in local industries. The program builds confidence and pride in the students and models appropriate workplace attire. This program continues our efforts to develop strong employability skills in our graduates.

Contact:

Songia Widener
Director of Career and Technical Education
songiawidener@scsb.org
276-646-8117


Jobs for Virginia Graduates (JVG)

Categories: Smyth County, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

The purpose of the Jobs for Virginia Graduates (JVG) program at Smyth Career and Technology Center is to serve disadvantaged and at-risk high school seniors. The program supports students as they graduate from high school and continue their education or transition from school to work. Students move beyond classroom instruction to learn skills that will allow them to successfully bridge the gap between mastering their chosen trade and starting a successful career. Our ultimate goal is to increase their employability skills upon graduation. Some of the skills learned include resume writing, interviewing, time-management, personal responsibility, and decision making. Students in the JVG program are tracked after graduation for one year to ensure their success. The program benefits our students and our local industry.

Contact:

Songia Widener
Director of Career and Technical Education
songiawidener@scsb.org
276-646-8117