Job preparedness education in Richland

 Clients participate in a group activity during Job Preparedness Education Week.

Clients participate in a group activity during Job Preparedness Education Week.

The VR Richland office recently held its Quarterly Job Preparedness Education Week. Participating clients learned about proper grooming and appearance for an interview and for a work setting, the difference between business casual and business professional dress, and received insight into the job interview process. They conducted mock interviews, received feedback, and learned how to improve their responses. During a budgeting workshop, clients received tips on managing their money, how to eliminate debts and how to set realistic short and long-term goals.

Speakers included John Edward from Upscale Cutz & Stylez, the manager and team from the JC Penny Salon, Felita Davis from SCANA, Jessica Grote from The Cooperative Ministry, and Faith Israel from Clemson Extension.

 (left to right) Opal Clark, Nicole Mandine, Christopher Coker, and Maurice Gibson from the JC Penny at Sandhills lead the Dress to Impress workshop. Modoria Smith, VR Job Preparedness Instrutor, coordinated the workshops for the week.

(left to right) Opal Clark, Nicole Mandine, Christopher Coker, and Maurice Gibson from the JC Penny at Sandhills lead the Dress to Impress workshop. Modoria Smith, VR Job Preparedness Instrutor, coordinated the workshops for the week.