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Columbia Virginia College leaders lead seminars for youths in juvenile justice system

Mar 7, 2014

Columbia Virginia College leaders lead seminars for youths in juvenile justice system

Nick Foong, Campus President of Virginia College in Columbia, recently led a session on interviewing skills with 43 young people at the Job Readiness Training Center (JRTC), affiliated with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.

The session was offered to students both in a classroom setting and via videoconference. Training aspects included common interview questions, what employers want, attitude and effort, body language and research. Students also participated in mock interviews and learned about phone interviews, behavioral interviews, closing the interview and thank you notes. Mr. Foong notes that Dean Yolande Anderson also facilitated a recent session that was very well-received.

Follow-up classes provided by Virginia College staff will include such topics as Dressing for Success, Personal Grooming, Financial Aid and Career-Focused Education.