Student’s name: Meranda Osborn
Parents’ names: Veronica and Mike Osborn
Business name: Kidz Connection
Career goal: Undecided
Century Career Center class: Work-Based Learning–Cooperative Education
Century Career Center instructor: Cynthi Frye
Supervisor’s name: Chelsea Cates
Supervisor’s title: Director
How has this co-op position been helpful to you? This co-op position gives me responsibility. It keeps me on my feet! I also learn something new every day.
Explain what you have learned. I have learned to be more patient and more careful with things that I say.
How is this job preparing you for the future? This job prepares me for the future by teaching me how to communicate and listen to others better. This job requires me to listen and understand what the kids’ wants and needs are.
Has it affected your career decision? It has affected my career decision because this job give me a passion to want to work with children in the future.
What have you liked about this job? What I have liked about it is that working here we can have fun and do fun activities with the kids.
What is this student’s position? Meranda watches our afternoon school-aged kids
What duties does this student perform? Meranda is responsible for keeping the kids safe. She also plays games, does crafts, goes on outings with them and overall just has fun with the kiddos.
How is this job preparing this student for the future? She is learning leadership, teamwork and responsibilities.
What do you think of this program? It is a great opportunity for students.
Why were you willing to participate? This gives kiddos in school a chance to experience life skills in the real world setting.