According to census data, minorities make up 6.4% of the state. In the city of Charleston with 21.6% of minorities in the city, only 7.8 % minorities own firms. The office administration class assisted exhibitors and patrons of the event. In addition, students heard presentations and received information from the local government agencies and businesses present.
The keynote speaker Charles Wilson’s topic, “Taking the Gloves Off: Why Can’t I Break Through With My Business?” was well received. Mr. Wilson is a Managing Partner at CW Consulting Group and CEO of the non-profit organization Legacy Nexus Foundation. His personal story to success resonated with the Job Corps students as they endeavor to complete the career technical training and life goals. Dr. Carolyn Stuart, Executive Director said, “We greatly appreciate the help of the Job Corps students. They are professional and we enjoy working with them.” Students were accompanied by OA Instructor, James Brown.
Pictured left to right: James Brown, Shanice Grant, Tizion Thompson, Dr. Carolyn Stuart, Joseph Henderson, Jasmine McDonald and Janaijah Brown.