Business/Student Mentoring Program in Schuyler

Coming up on November 5th, the Business Education Committee of the Schuyler County Chamber of Commerce will be conducting its 2nd Annual Businessperson-Student Mentoring Program at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This year’s topic, titled “Txt 2 Talk 4 the Future… Communication and Presentation Skills for Life,” will focus on the importance of communication effectiveness and positive first impressions.11th and 12th grade students from Watkins Glen, Odessa-Montour and Bradford Central Schools will be in attendance to listen to the presentation by Doreen Hettich-Atkins of Joint Education and Training (JET) Inc. Ms. Hettich-Atkins is the Coordinator of Special Services and Programs at Ithaca College. “She is an engaging and enthusiastic presenter who truly enjoys interacting with her audiences,” stated Katie Strawser, Chamber Representative to the Committee.The Committee feels that by having a business owner spend a few hours with a student, that it will enhance the student’s awareness of the importance of good business and communication skills. The Committee is asking local businesses to take his opportunity to sponsor a student for the day. They are confident that this session will leave a positive influence on everyone who attends. Katie Strawser also added that, “It’s essential that students realize the importance of how much one’s presentation skills apply to their life – whether in school or college settings, interviews or job settings, and even with one’s personal relationship-building.” The cost is $50.00 per student; which covers attendance for the business and the student, lunch, and an opportunity to make an impact on a young person’s life. If your business is interested, please notify the Chamber at (607) 535-4300 or at [email protected] to sign up for this worthwhile program.

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