Committee connecting students to local businesses

Fallin Career & Technology Center staff, community members, mentors, and business representatives met on Tuesday, January 21 at Fallin. The meeting began with a welcome and introduction by Fallin Director Cleveland Moore. Moore said, “the driver behind the Craft Committee and local schools is to create connections among high school graduates and area employers.  The idea is that more can be accomplished if employers and schools work together to address workforce shortages.

Chamber of Commerce Director Debbie Hudson explained the importance of community relationships and the ongoing work to reorganize the Partners in Education Program.

“One of the keys for our community to prosper is for us to focus on developing a strong workforce for the future.” Said Ruth Nichols. “I am pleased with the efforts Fallin Career and Technology Center has made to assess students for ACT WorkKeys. One of the most recognized ways for a community to show they are serious about workforce development is to participate in the ACT Work Ready Community program,” said Nichols.

Mark LaFrancis explained the new partnership that has developed between Media Technology students at Fallin and Film Natchez. “There is a lot of talent here at Fallin, and the realm of film making is broad, it encompasses stage building, costumes, lighting, and everything else in between. Students are being exposed to a vast array of career options through this partnership.” Said LaFrancis.

A delicious meal of grilled and fried catfish, French fries, and green salad was served and enjoyed by all. 

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