Our goal is to ensure that each student has the skills and knowledge to confidently enter the next stage of their life. Our educators and administrators actively engage students to help them thrive outside of the classroom.
Resume writing and interview techniques are skills that nearly everyone needs to land a quality job, and the ability to write and communicate effectively will serve students well no matter what path they choose.
Perry Township Schools’ Human Resources team spent a portion of their day at the Compass Education Center to help students plan for their futures. HR coordinator Ashley Pumphrey presented the students with the do’s and don’ts of writing a resume and cover letter. After the presentation, she invited students to fill out a form to help them develop their own resume and cover letter. Next, HR generalists Suzie Kent and Natalie Roehling led demonstrations to show appropriate interview conduct.
The resume building workshop was designed to help students prepare for an upcoming Union Day/Career Day where students can explore and apply for jobs in HVAC/plumbing, roofing, carpentry/flooring, and electrical. For four 30-minute sessions, students will be invited to speak with career representatives of their choice.
With guidance from the Indiana State Board of Education and the Indiana Department of Education, our educators strive to help every student graduate from high school with a general game plan to pursue individual career interests and options, a strong foundation of academic and technical skills and demonstrable employability skills that lead directly to meaningful opportunities. This HR department’s resume and interview workshop aligns with the state’s requirements to prepare students for the next steps in their journey of adulthood.
Compass is the district’s newest school that serves Perry Meridian and Southport High School students who need to catch up on the credits required for graduation, as well as students who desire a more flexible schedule or small learning environment.
Students at Perry Meridian and Southport High who would like help finetuning their resumes or practicing their interview skills should contact their Guidance Department for resources.
For more information on Compass, visit perryschools.org/cc.