St. Anthony's School prepares students for real-world job interviews.
This past week, St. Anthony students in grade 11 had face-to-face time with employers from around Drumheller to experience what the hiring process in the real world really looks like.
"Monday was the in-class session where the employers were assigned a couple of students to interview one-on-one," explained Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Heather Bitz. "Wednesday, we did interviews of the top three students in-class, in-front of the whole class, with a panel of three interviewers."
The top three students to be chosen by their interviewers were Ian Pedregosa, Jackson Upton and Alana Marshall.
"It's been a partnership that we've had for four years now with the grade 11 class at St. Anthony School. It was actually initiated by the Principal, JoAnne Akerboom, back in 2015. She was teaching that class that year and approached us to do this. We brought on the employers to do the interviews and partnered with them that way. We've been doing it ever since," said Bitz.
The employers who helped with this training event supplied advice that can be applicable to all jobs and even school applications in the student's futures.
"I think the employers offer a ton of different pieces of great information and I hope some of them grasp on to that. They are really helpful tips that can help them in the real world going forward. I think it's a great life skill to be learning and I hope they take it and do something with it."