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ladies at table takling to studentsBowling Green, Ky. What skills do I need to get a good paying job? What are employers looking for when they are trying to fill openings? These are the type of questions students at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) asked a panel of Human Resource Experts at the Cultivating Your Career event held October 27th at the College s Main Campus.

The event hosted by the SKYCTC Business Department and sponsored by Houchens Industries, Hensley amp; Throneberry, Certified Public Accountants, Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Country Oven Bakery and Little Caesars Pizza, allowed over 100 students to ask questions related to their future careers and employment after graduation.

The panel of experts consisted of: Ms. Kimberly Pfefferkorn, and Hilary Mishler of Hensley amp; Throneberry, Certified Public Accountants; Ms. Stacey Biggs, Chief Marketing Officer at WKU; Ms. Robin Amonett, HR Manager of Stewart Richey Construction; Ms. Wadette Bradford, General Manager of Martin Automotive Group; and Ms. Tabbatha Lottes, Assistant Manager of HR at KIRIU USA Corporation.

In response to students questions about how to get a job, Stacy Biggs said, I can teach you how to do the job, but I want you to want to do the job. Kimberly Pfefferkorn suggested that the students surround themselves with people who are excelling at the job they are wanting to do and learn from them.

In response to overcoming obstacles or past mistakes in their lives, Wanette Bradford said, Look at everything that has happened in your life as an opportunity to learn and grow.

Man behind podium talking to group of students

In addition to the skills that SKYCTC graduates possess when they leave the college, the panel was also appreciative of the workplace ethics built into the curriculum of each program area.

The panel encouraged the students to get every ounce of knowledge they can from their instructors at SKYCTC and carry that on to their chosen career.