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“Workforce WORTHshop: Do You Have What It Takes?”




The Mustang Youth Services Center partnered with the City of Paducah Parks Services by providing a college & career development workshop for the Student Government at MCHS entitled “Workforce WORTHshop: Do You Have What It Takes?” Students participated in this half-day, interactive workshop that provided sessions on resume writing/interviewing skills, filling out job applications, conflict resolution, creating a healthy lifestyle, personality tests and much more. Presenters included: Joni Goodman, KeeFORCE; Jil Harper, Swift & Staley; Stacey Young, Baptist Health Paducah; Melanie Egner, EXL7 Bootcamp; and Deanne Neel, Lourdes Hospital. Each student who completed the entire workshop received a “Certificate of Completion” to be used when applying for jobs, scholarships, internships and a professional development training experience of which they can include on their resumes.


Nonprofit agencies were also invited to provide information about their organizations, the services they offer to the community and how students can get involved. Special thanks to Anne Bidwell (Hope Unlimited Family Care Center), Bjarne Hansen (Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club) and Monique Zuber (United Way – Paducah). Thanks to ALL of our business partners and presenters for volunteering their time to help our students!

Student participants include: Carly Beatty, Rece Carter, Garret Childress, Barton Christmas, Makensie Ellermann, Noah Ellis, Chesney Flynn, Carli Frederich, Isaiah Frederich, Braden Glover, Josh Grogan, Sophie Grogan, Molli Guminski, Bridget Huber, Martha McHaney, Faith Oliver, Trey Pullen, Drew Schofield, Natalie Shadrick, Max Thompson, Rebekka Walker, Katelyn Woodard

For more information about the Mustangs YSC contact Stacy Thomas at 270.538.4370 or [email protected]