MOUNT VERNON — Pre-professional Mentorship and Teacher Academy programs were featured Thursday at the Knox County Career Center school board meeting.
Pre-professional students Mary Egan and Natasha Johnson, both seniors, talked about what is offered through the program, said they are learning valuable interview and business management skills and mentioned they are looking forward to the career exploration opportunities made possible through three mentorship placements. Instructor Peggy Pursel said the program is successful because of the great support from the business community in accepting the students to be mentored.
Egan said she is interested in an art therapy career while Johnson has her sights on training canines to sniff out narcotics.
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