Last week, as part of the Cherokee County School to Career program, eighth grade students met with local citizens who are employed in the protective services field to get a better understanding of what their jobs entail.
The School-To-Career program is sponsored through the Cherokee County Board of Education and the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. According to Fran Bright, school-to-career coordinator, students, this past fall were given an assessment test to determine where their career interests lie. And a high number of them favored the protective services field.
Addressing the students were Val Courtney, Centre police chief; Janice Haynes with the Cherokee County Department of Human Resources and Alabama State Troopers Jamie Johnson and Brent Thomas who work out of the Jacksonville Post