C2C participants ready for work

From Press Reports


Webster County students participating in the Counseling to Careers program have been attending classes focusing on work ethics for the past seven weeks.

Classes stress the importance of good attendance, appropriate dress in the workplace, good attitude, reliability, dependability, job application and interview skills. After the classroom instruction is complete, students are placed in an “internship” with a local business.

Students are matched with a business in an area in which they have expressed interest. They work up to 150 hours and are paid during their internships by a grant secured under the Workforce Investment Act at the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District in Starkville. Their instructor/case manager is Donna Green.

The C2C program is for youth ages 21 and under who are not enrolled in school and not working. The next class will be offered in January. For more information on becoming a business partner or to apply to be a participant in the C2C program, contact Green at 662-324-7860, Extension 1115.

Current supportive area businesses that have graciously agreed to provide work training opportunities to fortunate C2C youth include Zaxby’s of Starkville, Larry’s of Eupora, Evergreen Ag of Mathiston, V’s Peace, Love and Happy Faces of Eupora, and Piggly Wiggly of Mathiston.

Funding for the C2C program at GTPDD is provided through the Mississippi Partnership, Three Rivers Planning & Development District, Pontotoc.