Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 08:35 AM
Marshall Technical School program geared toward special needs students.
A job interview is a scary thing for a kid — for adults too, for that matter. And for students with special needs, the uncertainty can be even greater.
The best way to overcome that fear is to practice with mock interviews. Employees from Marshall Medical Centers recently helped conduct interviews for high school juniors and seniors from all over the county.
The Marshall Technical School hosted the Transition Job Fair for students who receive Special Education Services, with volunteers from the business community conducting the interviews. Every high school in Marshall County was represented. Students had the opportunity to interview several times with different volunteers, and to share a resume for feedback.
“Mock interviews give our students real-world experiences,” said Cindy Martin, pre-employment transition specialist for the Marshall County Board of Education. “These interviews provide the students with experience, feedback and practice.”
Community involvement in the education arena is key focus for Marshall Medical. We appreciate the Tech School offering this program for these students, and allowing us to meet some great kids in the process.