Lower Savannah Council of Governments, Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act and Department of Commerce sponsored the Aiken Youth Forum at Aiken Technical College on March 7, 2019, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. This annual event gives high school seniors a hands on look at careers and the opportunities to meet their career goals when they graduate.
Dr. Forest E. Mahan, President of Aiken Technical College, and André Anderson, Workforce Development Administrator at Lower Savannah Council of Governments, welcomed 223 high school students and chaperones.
The guest speaker was Brooks Harper, author, speaker and career expert. His books, Why Should We Hire You and 7 Skills to Make Mills, are tremendous resources for students and educators. Brooks aspires to the belief that every day is an interview and an opportunity to turn learning into earning and your passion into your paycheck.
SRNS, Aiken Regional Medical Center and Aiken Technical College had displays set up in the ATC gymnasium for students to view and offered hands on activities to assist students with their career choices.
The students were divided into breakout sessions that included #Build Your Best Life Fair and #Build Your Best Life Skillshops and Critical Thinking Activity.