Grad Center Students Complete G2J Program
Poplar Bluff – A total of 11 students from the Graduation Center were awarded certificates for completing the Gateway 2 Jobs program with distinction on Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce.
This is the fourth year the Chamber has hosted G2J as a way for students to better position themselves to land a job following school. Chamber President Steve Halter credits Sharon Kissinger of Sharon Kissinger Investments for helping the Chamber with the conception of the program, which includes a series of visits from business leaders and exercises such as mock interviews.
For the first time this year, the Three Rivers Endowment Trust awarded a $500 scholarship for a G2J graduate to attend the community college. Austin Dodsin, who would like to become a diesel mechanic, was selected as the recipient upon winning an essay contest.