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Students Reflect on Their Time at BACC
Students Reflect on Their Time at BACC
By Sydney Ledbetter, OHS Torch reporter
Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Bloomington Area Career Center is a great opportunity for the students at Olympia High School to grow and develop their skills for their future endeavors.  The program recently held a set of mock interview sessions to prepare their students for future job interviews.

Among the many programs BACC offers, their CNA program seems to be the most popular here at Olympia. With over 10 of students enrolled in the CNA program, Olympia seems to be raising up the nurses of the future. Senior Jordan Cummings said, “I want to go into nursing and this program gives me hands-on experience that I will need in my future career.” With mock interviews concluding, Cummings said, “The mock interviews were a great experience and helped me prepare for future professional interviews.”

Junior Matthew Bagby is enrolled in Fire Science at BACC and he loves every second of it. Babgy said, “This class helps me better myself for the volunteer department in Minier.” When asked about his mock interviews, he said, “They went really well and they helped me prepare for future interviews.”

Construction trade is also a very popular class for Olympia students. Senior Jacob Herr is one of many of our Olympia students enrolled in this program. Herr said, “I took this class to get a jump start on my career and better my future.” Herr commented on the mock interviews and said, “The mock interviews gave me the opportunity to better my interviewing skills and improve my resume.”

Senior Evan Gaither is currently taking Metal Works at Heartland Community College. In this class, students learn the basics of welding and metal work to help further their knowledge of the field. Gaither said, “I’ve taken this class for two years now and having those two years of welding knowledge as a high schooler just puts me that much more ahead of the competition.” As far as mock interviews go, the metal works class did not attend. Gaither said, “My teacher didn’t find it necessary for our class so we didn't go.”    

As the only Olympia student enrolled in Culinary Arts, senior Adam Edenfield is blazing the trail for future cooks. Edenfield said, “The class is going great! It’s an easy and fun class that is helping me prepare for my future. As far as mock interviews go, they were a great experience and really helped me prepare for a real interview.”

Senior Michael Weber is not shy to stand out in a crowd. She aspires to become a fashion designer and embraces every challenge she faces. Weber is currently taking Digital Media at BACC; Weber said, “It’s a lot of fun and I will earn a photoshop and illunstration certificate at the end of this semester. It also gives me the knowledge to use specific software so I can design clothes online.” Weber continued to say, “The mock interviews were very beneficially and they encouraged me to be more confident.”