Graduates from Elkhorn Crossing School and Scott County High School have demonstrated that they are ready for the workforce by earning the distinction of the Scott County Schools work ready seal. The certificate program outlines specific criteria that employers look for in potential job candidates, criteria established by local business representatives in partnership with the Georgetown Scott County Chamber of Commerce.
Recipients refined their resume, practiced effective interview techniques, and demonstrated strong communication and conflict resolution skills. They show initiative and leadership in the work environment and work well as part of a team, qualities outlined in the Solid 6 Work Ready Skills Rubric. Work habits, communication, collaboration, character, reliability, and problem solving are the six key areas of measurement.
This year 13 Scott County High School students earned the work ready seal. It is the first year of the program at SCHS. “We are extremely proud of our students who have demonstrated immense perseverance, diligence, and focus to pursue this honor amidst a pandemic,” commented Principal Meocha Williams.
“They are models of our vision of excellence not only academically, but also as contributing members of society who are passionate about using their gifts and talents right here in Georgetown.”
Congratulations to SCHS work ready graduates Alycc Bailey, Laurel Brandenburg, Kaitlyn Damron, Macy France, Melissa France, Emily Harbison, Haley Jones, Brooklyn Hall, Jordan Hill, Brett Mickey, Casey O'Connell, Morgan Rice, and Sean Stephens.
This is the second year students enrolled at Elkhorn Crossing School have earned the work ready distinction. “The work ready seal program is such a valuable partnership between Scott County Schools and our local business community,” noted Principal Michelle Nichols.
“The students earning this recognition have successfully demonstrated their readiness to enter the workforce with the essential skills to be highly-valued employees. Elkhorn Crossing School faculty and staff are so proud of our 2020 recipients!”
This year, 27 students from ECS earned the work ready seal bringing the career and technical school’s total recipients to 77. Congratulations Kristen Bailey, Larken Barnes, Makenzie Barnes, Eli Beaven, Emily Bevins, Noah Brand, Grant Cambron, Katie Cook, Amelia Curry, Sarabeth Farthing, Michael France, Elijah Gibbs, Caleb Griggs, Riley Grove, Reanna Hatter, Colton Hunt, Chelsea Jefferies, Madison Lumpkins, Gabby McHone, Anna Stephanie Munoz, Faith Pearce, Amelia Robinson, Madison Sewall, Sarah Slone, Callie Stempa, Isaac Sullivan, and David Whittington.
Currently, 13 local businesses recognize the seal and agree to provide a significate advantage to students who earned the work ready certificate, guaranteeing an interview to those who apply and are qualified for job openings in their respective businesses.
Business partners include Commonwealth Tool, Fleet Services, Georgetown Community Hospital, Georgetown Municipal Water & Sewer Service, Georgetown Scott County Parks and Recreation, Kentucky Twist, LandCal Logistics, Leggett and Platt, Minova, Poland Insurance, Pratt’s Landscaping, Toyota Tsusho, and Vuteq.