Bringing broadening horizons within reach

Published: Friday, December 14, 2012 at 10:38 AM.

“That is the ultimate, they work for three weeks during the summer and if they stay with it they get a monetary bonus at the end,” Hauck said. “A lot of times that job does grow out of the job shadowing. We’ve had several students work for CVS and for Fairpoint (Communications).

“And they do have to participate. This is a real job. We had 11 kids that worked this past summer and that is really good.”

One of those was Torey Williams, a junior who worked this past summer at Fairpoint. That exposure has led the possibility that Williams will pursue a job in computers or technology.

“I do like working with computers,” Williams said. “The program has really taught me responsibility for work, for learning something and sticking to it.

“It makes me feel more comfortable about going out and getting a job. I can put on my resume that I participated in the program and what I learned.”

  She'noya Fennell worked at CVS last summer. Also a junior, she is focused on getting the computer she fell a points shy of last year, a computer Williams earned.

“The program has given me more insight into what field I wanted to go into,” Fennell said, adding she hopes to pursue a career in the medical field. “Actually being able to work with people in that field helped a lot.



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