(Note: Business Cents is no longer offered. See info on Junior Achievement.) Business Cents is a seven part series for high school students. It was created in direct response to area business leaders who indicated the need for high school students to obtain the skills necessary for employment. This program contributes to community success by connecting businesses with students and teaching job skills, thus expanding opportunities for our students and future workforce. The individual classes provide students with information on all areas needed to become employed.
The seven areas covered during the program are:
Discussing criminal records, driving records, financial records, and social media can affect your job. Click here for a presentation.
How to design a resume using correct format, including information needed. Click here for a presentation.
How to properly address someone, handshakes, cell phone use, workforce area behavior. Click here for a presentation.
Dressing for Success
Styles and colors appropriate for a job interview. Click here for a presentation.
How to find and apply for jobs. Click here for a presentation.
Questions to be able to answer, questions you should ask your employer, how to speak. Click here for a presentation.
What to do once you get paid, managing a bank account. Click here for a presentation.
These classes are taught by area professionals who volunteer their time and expertise. VBEC will furnish the curriculum, coordinate volunteers, and facilitate the classes. Internship opportunities are available year round if a company would like to have student intern at their location. This will help the company to build a better work force and this is a great way to establish a better understanding of the work force for students.