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Lamar County students participate in Vocational Adjustment Work Experience Training

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Over the past two months, a dozen Lamar County students participated in a summer job preparation class which was offered by Texas Workforce Solutions.

“Thomas Gloria and Marion Hamill, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, went above and beyond to assist students this summer,” said Lamar County Chamber of Commerce president Paul Allen. “Students received weekly visits from individuals within our community.”

Jared Reeves, Automotive Teacher at North Lamar ISD, gave students information about the automotive industry and retail. A Paris Jr. College representative explained the different degree plans offered to students and how to apply for acceptance. Kristi Garner, former Health Occupations Teacher at North Lamar ISD, explained the various options for employment within the medical field. Brian Lawrence, President/CEO Teachers Federal Credit Union, explained money management and the process of opening checking/savings accounts. Wes Brown, Assistant Principal North Lamar High School, expressed to students how great the need is for labor workers within our community. Officer Mike Boaz, North Lamar ISD Police Department, explained the various city and county jobs available to graduates.

“High school students from local school districts participated and dedicated the majority of their summer to prepare themselves for the future.”

Students also received behind the scene tours at Harrison Walker & Harper, We Pack, Paris Jr. College, The Chamber of Commerce, and Subway.

Students were also taught how to utilize the Paris Metro Bus system with transportation provided to students for various field trips throughout our community.

The Vocational Adjustment Work Experience Training class was held from June 4 to July 25 and was facilitated by Glynese McNabb, Jenifer Cooper, and Tuttle Whitley, all from North Lamar ISD.

“We appreciate all the help we received from our community members in order to make this class a success.”

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