Friday, September 09, 2016

Career Countdown Youth Seminar at West End Library Kicks Off Series of September Job Workshops at BPL

Brothers Percy and Mykel Harris listened closely as Cynthia Whittaker of the Jefferson County Extension Office shared career advice on September 7 at the West End Branch Library in Birmingham. (Career Countdown programs will also be held at West End Library on September 14 and 21.)

After hearing 12-year-old Percy's and 10-year-old Mykel’s career goals during the program, Whittaker gave them information on various occupations fitting their interests. In coming weeks, she will advise workshop attendees on real-life situations such as how to budget for bills, groceries, and vacations based on their income.

“Career Countdown is geared towards young people, and my goal is to help guide them on how to determine career interests and develop a plan that will promote readiness for employment possibilities,” said Whittaker, an urban regional extension agent.

Cynthia Whittaker talks careers and budgets with Percy and Mykel Harris

If you are looking for a job or desire a better job, mark your calendars for several job seeker workshops and classes taking place at BPL during the month of September. You can find out about more programs offered at BPL at

Schedule of Job Workshops
Hiring Process for Jefferson County
Central Library, September 12, 2:15-3:15 p.m.

BPL Database: Career Cruising
Central Library, September 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Career Countdown: Put Your Best Foot Forward
West End Library, September 14 and 21, 3:30 p.m.

Job Searching Essentials Presented by the Jefferson County Department of Human Resources JOBS Program
Inglenook Branch Library, September 27, 1:00 p.m.

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