Opportunities abound at Atmore JDCC Career Day

Published 1:59 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Atmore Mayor Jim Staff and Escambia County Industrial Development Director Marshall Rogers were on hand Friday at the Atmore campus of Jefferson Davis Community College for Career Day 2013 – an event geared towards highlighting the college’s technical education program.

JDCC has partnered with the Escambia/Brewton Vocational-Technical Center through the Perkins Basic Education Grant to provide professional development opportunities for area high school vocational/technical instructors, as well as to provide equipment and supplies to enhance targeted areas of instruction.

Career Day is an extension of that partnership, which has provided nearly 250 high school juniors from across Escambia County who are vocational-technical students, the opportunity to visit JDCC’s Atmore Campus in order to learn more about the following technical programs: Office administration/business/computer information systems; nursing; auto body repair; automotive mechanics; drafting and design technology; air conditioning; and welding.

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While on campus this year, the students also had the opportunity to learn about financial aid and student support services provided by JDCC.

Also in attendance at this year’s Career Day were business and industry representatives who were available to answer students’ questions about employment opportunities in their respective areas. The organizations represented were as follows: United Bank; First National Bank and Trust; Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union; Alabama Power; Georgia Pacific; AIDT; Montgomery Industrial Gas; Lincoln Welders; Performance Contractors; Alabama National Guard.