Jobs to career initiative to begin at SCHS

Lifestyle
May 15, 2019

Recognizing a need for Salem youth to find career opportunities in the area without attending university or college, officials at Salem Community High School are planning a jobs to career initiative beginning fall 2019.

Speaking at a recent meeting of Salem Rotary Club, Principal John Boles explained how the school, Kaskaskia College, the City of Salem, Salem Chamber of Commerce and area businesses have partnered to introduce students to manufacturing firms, showing students the availability of good paying jobs for viable careers. Ten businesses have agreed to allow students to work on site this fall.

Boles was excited to share the program citing, “I see where kids come from.” Not all students have the financial capability nor desire to attend college. This program offers a win-win not only for the kids, but also for Salem employers.

Salem Rotary Club meets at 12 noon each Wednesday at Sharon’s Café.
Tom Champion, Secretary of Salem Rotary Club, recently inducted three new members into the club: Quinn Chen, D.D.S.; Michelle Barbee of Safe Sheds, Inc.; and James B. Stiehl, M.D., Stiehl Technologies LLC. Over 35,000 clubs worldwide provide service to others with a fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. The Salem club meets at Sharon’s Café each Wednesday at noon.

Pictured above: Tom Champion recently inducted Quinn Chen, D.D.S.; Michelle Barbee of Safe Sheds, Inc.; and James B. Stiehl, M.D., Stiehl Technologies LLC.

Melanie Johnson, president of Salem Rotary Club, welcomed Salem Community High School Principal John Boles.
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