In my job, I have the opportunity to meet a lot of different people. One of the most enjoyable opportunities that I have had lately was participating in panel discussions with Ms. Teresa Purcell’s classes at East Hickman High School on Tuesday. A group of local business and community leaders participated in an interactive discussion of our experiences and how these relate to young adults in Hickman County. Not only was it an opportunity for them to learn from us (and for us to learn from them), but also it provided a format for the students to practice their communication and networking skills.
Some say there are issues about the quality of new entrants into the workforce in some areas, but what I saw on Tuesday was a group of young adults eager to learn and become productive members of their community.