Field trip becomes possible job opportunity for CCC students
CLARKSDALE – A field trip ended up becoming a promising future job opportunity for students enrolled in one Coahoma Community College’s Career and Technical Education program.

Field trip becomes possible job opportunity for CCC students

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Wed Feb 4, 2015

CLARKSDALE – A field trip ended up becoming a promising future job opportunity for students enrolled in one Coahoma Community College’s Career and Technical Education program.

Seven sophomore Collision Repair Technology students visited Capitol Body Shop of Ridgeland, MS Friday, where they received a personal tour from its President Doug White.

White, who has three other locations throughout the state, showed the students some of the latest computerized equipment and reviewed some of the new safety laws that are now in place in the industry. During the visit, he also extended the students the opportunity to work for one of his companies upon graduation.

“It was a good learning experience and a great future employment opportunity for our students,” said CCC Collision Repair Technology Instructor Joe Giles. “They seemed really excited about that and I had a couple who showed a real interest in relocating there after graduation.”

Sophomore Jabrandon Johnson of Rosedale was one of the students who said he might seriously take White up on his offer.

“It’s something I really want to do, and I wouldn’t mind working there if presented the opportunity,” Johnson said. “I like the fact that Mr. Giles is showing us some of the opportunities available after we graduate.”

Sophomore Frederick Hemphill of Clarksdale said the field trip was a great learning experience.

“I liked learning about the different aspects of the field and getting to look at the new machines and equipment,” Hemphill said.

According to Giles, Ketavious Johnson, a former CCC student, is currently employed with the company and serves as an example of the opportunities available to the students once they complete their program.