Charleston Job Corps Center

Student engagement Zoom Meeting with potential Charleston Job Corps Students

September 1st, 2020

Abigail Ventura and Joan Williams

CPP instructors, Joan Williams and Abigail Ventura held a student engagement zoom meeting with potential students, on August 12th, 2020. Prior to the zoom meeting, a package containing a welcome letter, personal hand sanitizer, and a Charleston Job Corps face mask was forwarded to each of the potential students. The purpose of this meeting is to keep students engaged with their goals of seeking higher education. Keeping in touch with our students and students-to-be is very important. With the world as it is at this moment, we weren’t sure of how to stay in touch with potential students. Thankfully, due to the technology, it gave us the perfect opportunity to connect with our students until they are able to arrive on the center. Videos were shown of the center grounds to include the cafeteria and dorms during the meeting. The enthusiasm of the student’s ability to interact with us and their potential classmates was amazing! Each and every one of them appeared excited. Many indicated this was their first time participating in an interactive meeting. As a token of appreciation for joining the call, these students were sent a certificate for completion, a coupon for a free drink from the canteen, and a portfolio to hold all necessary documents for arrival. Although this was the 1st zoom call of many, it was a great success with over 20 potential students on the call!