Summer Youth Program – Career Exploration Opportunities

LifeWorks - Career Exploration Opportunities

Nine students from Greenbrier West, Greenbrier East, and James Monroe High Schools participated in a 4-day Summer Youth Program called Career Exploration Opportunities.

It was held July 22-25, 2019 at the Gwen Clingman Center. The event was held by LifeWorks, a community rehabilitation program, and sponsored by the Division of Rehabilitation Services.

Topics covered included job exploration, post-secondary education opportunities, workplace readiness, and self-advocacy. Students participated in mock job interviews, completing online employment applications. How a bill becomes a law, social media and internet safety as well as many other activities related to obtaining and maintaining employment were covered.

Guests who presented to the students included Debbie White with Greenbrier County Board of Education, Roger Griffith with New River Community and Technical College, Tatiana Mynuk with Open Doors, Inc., Senator Stephen Baldwin, and Sarah Riley with High Rocks and The Hub. The students actively participated and had fun while learning.

LifeWorks Booth at Greenbrier County Job Fair

LifeWorks GBR County Job Fair, Cindy Tucker

LifeWorks Staff had a booth at a Job Fair sponsored by the Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce. The event was held March 13, 2019 at the Quality Inn in Lewisburg.

LifeWorks staff shared information about the LifeWorks program, Open Doors, Inc. and Greenworks with the other employers and job seekers who attended. Several employment applications and brochures were picked up.

Two LifeWorks participants attended the fair as well to introduce themselves to potential employers, and complete job applications. Pictured here are Stacey Brinson, job seeker, and Cindy Tucker, LifeWorks Program Manager.

Stacey Brinson