You can have all the training in the world, but that, by itself, is no guarantee you'll get the job. That was the message on the campus of an area college today.
Completing your training, whether it's for a certification or some type of degree is only part of what a student needs to get into the workforce. You also have to nail the interview. That's why Crowder College held an employer panel for students on campus, whether they're in high school getting dual credit or traditional college students.
"To us I I think it would be a benefit to have students know how to be prepared, in all directions whether it be a resume, an interview, how to dress or first impressions,” says Debbie Hall, Walmart Distribution Center.
In additional to Walmart, other panel members included representatives from the Missouri Highway Patrol, Jack Henry and Associates, Freeman Health System and Crossland Construction. Employers say students that attended this event will now have a leg up on their competition when it comes to landing that first job.
In the spring, Blaine Carter will receive his high school diploma and certified nursing assistant certificate through Crowder and he's glad he participated in the event.
"Helps you understand what you're getting into, it gives you a real life understanding of who's been there, what they've accomplished and what they've done to get there,” says Blaine Carter, East Newton H.S./Crowder Student.