The BRTC Career and Technical Center hosted guest speaker Brad Rogers with Simmons Bank in Paragould. Rogers is Community President and spoke to students at BRTC Paragould about banking services and the importance of good credit scores. He also conducted a budgeting activity with the students. Guest speakers are important to this program in order to give students a better idea of the different jobs available after high school.
BRTC’s Career and Technical Center is a free program which enables high school juniors and seniors to get a head start on a career after high school. Students can graduate with their high school diploma as well as with a BRTC certificate, ready to go right into the workforce. Juniors and seniors at participating high schools are eligible to apply for the program.
BRTC’s Concurrent program enables high school students to earn both college and high school credit during classes taught at the high school campus, in selected cases on the BRTC campus, or by distance education. Any high school student who has completed the 8th grade, is enrolled in an Arkansas high school, and is recommended by their high school principal, superintendent, or counselor is eligible to take concurrent classes.
For more information about BRTC’s Career and Technical Center and concurrent program, visit https://blackrivertech.org/about/departments/career_and_technical_center or contact Darenda Kersey at (870) 248-4184 or at Darenda.Kersey@blackrivertech.edu.