The Jobs for Life program graduated four students Tuesday night who are now ready for the workforce. This is the 5th class to graduate from this local program which is based at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Frankfort as a Community Outreach endeavor. The Jobs for Life program is a Clinton County Christ-centered initiative that teaches people who are unemployed or underemployed the necessary soft job skills and strategies to become employed and be better employees.
The graduates completing the eight week program were Kevin Ingram, Loretta Fairfield, Kelsey Hensley, and April Ponton. Student instruction was conducted by: Mike Kelley, Jack Ransom, Tom Crawford, and Dick Hammer. Each student had a “Champion” that served as a mentor to the student to support and encourage them.
Additionally local business and industry including Federal Mogul, Zachary, Staffing Resources, Shoups Country Foods, and West Pharma spoke to the students about what to expect as an employee and conducted mock interviews with them.
Shan Sheridan was the keynote speaker for the graduation, speaking as both pastor and Clinton County Chamber of Commerce Director. He praised the program and the students for their perseverance and encouraged them to seek God’s purpose for their life and not be content with the status quo.
After receiving their graduation certificates, each student shared what the class had meant to them and how the program has given them hope for the future.
Jobs for Life Spring classes will begin February 6, 2018. Classes are free and open to individuals 18 and older. For program information contact: First Evangelical Church at 765-654-5558.