Students at Lexington County School District Three’s Lifelong Learning Center are getting the chance to learn about and explore various career and advanced education opportunities thanks to an innovative program that started at the adult education center last year. Through Workplace Wednesdays, local employers, colleges and agencies are invited into the school to talk to students about their programs, any job openings they may have, requirements for their positions/programs, and how to apply for them.
“The concept behind Workplace Wednesdays is to provide our students with accurate, timely information about what is waiting for them in the world beyond the Lifelong Learning Center’s walls. We want them to be fully prepared for success when they leave us and that means having a general idea of what they want to do for a career and knowing the steps they need to take to make their dream become a reality,” said Randall Price, Director of the Lifelong Learning Center.
So far, representatives from Goodwill Industries, Economy Furniture, the B-L Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of Batesburg-Leesville, just to name a few, have taken time out of their busy schedules to chat with students as part of Workplace Wednesdays. Any other businesses or groups, however, who would like to take part in this program can contact the Lifelong Learning Center at 803-532-2141.