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Volunteers sought to speak to students on career choices
Members of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Board of Directors wear red noses in support of Red Nose Day, an effort to combat childhood poverty. Members include (front row, from left) Deborah Outlaw, Tara Williams, Chamber Executive Director Liz Horton, Dr. Allyson Monferdini, Loree Stokes, (back row) Melony Hudson-Martin, John Thomas, Camden Mayor Tony Scully, John Wells and Jonathan Potter. - photo by Gary Phillips
With economic development and workforce readiness being hot topics these days, SC Works is asking area business people to share their wisdom and skills with students in Kershaw County and the surrounding area so they will better understand what is needed in today’s business world. That was the message Thursday when SC Works’ Laurey Carpenter addressed the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce’s executive board to explain her new job as Workforce Development Youth Specialist and the valuable role the business community can play in advising youths. “I am working with the school districts and also with businesses to get our children engaged, to learn soft skills, to actually know why they’re in school, to be able to become a successful employee and also to stay in our area,” Carpenter said.