GCC Lima Debuts New Summer Youth Program

Career Discovery and Development Conference set for July

Batavia, New York - The Lima Campus Center of Genesee Community College invites youth ages 14-17 to participate in its first ever Career Discovery and Development Conference. The Conference replaces Kids College at GCC Lima and will take place July 21, 22 and 23, 2014 from 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at the Lima Campus Center, 7285 Gale Rd., Lima, NY. Registration deadline is July 1, 2014.

Youth who participate in the Conference will have an opportunity to explore career paths and develop skills to be successful in the workplace. Each day will feature a guest speaker from different career fields as well as interactive activities, engaging presentations and plenty of fun.

The new conference seeks to address a growing need. “Studies show that managers are finding high school students lacking in several areas,” said Patty Chaya, associate dean of the GCC Lima Campus Center. “These include communication and interpersonal interactions, time management and a willingness to work as a team. We hope to help young people begin to develop these skills during the Youth Conference.”

The conference begins with a day of Exploration where students will discuss teamwork, strengths and begin to explore possible career interests. Day two will focus on Job Preparation with information about applying for jobs and practicing interview skills. The final day will focus on Workplace Success. Participants will be awarded a certificate of completion on the last day of the conference. “Our whole goal is to help these students build confidence, inspire their creativity and develop their job skills,” Chaya said.

The cost of the conference is $85, which includes lunch. Space is limited and students must register by July 1, 2014.

GCC’S Lima Campus Center is located at 7285 Gale Road just one mile north of Lima on Route 15A. For door-to-door directions visit: http://www.genesee.edu/about/visit/maps/. To contact a member of the Lima Campus Center staff, call 585-582-1226 or email lima@gnesee.edu.


For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu.

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