Event Educates Counselors about JCC Programs

Published: December 4, 2015

educatorsbreakfast2Instructors answer questions and showcase career options.

Johnston Community College held its annual educators breakfast Friday to showcase the College's programs and services.

About 40 high school counselors and educators attended this year's event, which featured a new element of program displays and tables manned with instructors to share information, answer questions, and show hands-on training experienced by students.

"We tried to make this year's event much more interactive and spotlight more programs so that educators could spend more time with instructors and ask their specific questions," said Megan Shaner, director of enrollment and student success.

"We were very pleased with the participation and interest," Shaner added. "JCC and our school partners are integral parts of the community and it is important that our counselors be aware of what's new and different so they can help educate our potential students."

Allison Saviello a guidance counselor at Cleveland High, said she liked seeing the programs in action.

"I was very impressed. This was way more than I expected," Saviello said. "Being able to see the instructors, ask questions, and learn more about what students learn in the programs helps me be better informed as a counselor which allows me to better guide my students."

Saviello said she was especially excited about the basic skills and adult high school opportunities offered at JCC. "I didn't know anything about this great program and now I am more knowledgeable about educational opportunities for students who feel high school isn't for them."

Cut line: Cathy Daniels, program director of sonography programs, shows Allison Saviello, guidance counselor at Cleveland High, how to use ultrasound equipment.

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