MOUNT VERNON — The school store at Knox County Career Center is back in business after being on hiatus for several years. It opened with fanfare Wednesday morning as Kevin Williams and Aaron Dickerson cut the ribbon and customers entered the establishment.
A hands-on project for students in the Business & Finance Academy, Career Center Unlimited carries a wide range of school spirit merchandise such as T-shirts and travel mugs and even has nail polish. Besides career center items, the store has things featuring each of the career center’s partner schools.
Williams, president of the finance academy, said he and his classmates are responsible for everything connected with the store, from the original concept to designing products to actually painting the walls. The students are also getting practical experience in ordering, inventory control, marketing, customer service and pricing. The products chosen for the store, Williams said, are a result of a career center student survey asking what merchandise the students would most like to have available.
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