The EDGE Program at Jamestown Business College has entered its second decade.
The day-long event recently featured hands-on soft-skill training that complements the students' academic coursework.
For more than 10 years, the college has recognized the importance of financial literacy with an emphasis on budgeting and saving. As part of the second generation of the EDGE program, the college has expanded its financial literacy training to include setting goals for long-term financial security.
Jamestown Business College students are pictured after financial literacy training as part of the EDGE training.
Jamestown Business College students practice their networking skills at a simulated business meeting as part of their EDGE day activities.
"We have an opportunity to work with our students to familiarize them with these relevant topics," said David Conklin, Jamestown Business College president. "We know that this type of training is essential and that it was important to design the training in such a way that our students have the tools they need to apply these lessons to their own financial situations."
Other events included hands-on training in the areas of business professional dress, dining etiquette, and a simulated business reception and meal.
Rosanne Johanson, Jamestown Business College vice president, said she is confident the students gained better understanding of how to network and make a great first impression.
"From day one at JBC, they learn the skills that are necessary to be successful in the business world," she said. "It's the marriage of soft-skills (EDGE activities) and hard-skills (academics) that is the signature of a JBC education."
For more information on the EDGE program or JBC's bachelor or associate degrees and certificate programs, call 664-5100 or visit www.jamestownbusinesscollege.edu.