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 www.birmingham365.org.
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.