FBLA Job Shadowing Opportunity Leads to Invaluable Experience for Petersburg Students
Several Petersburg High School (PHS) students are getting a hands-on lesson on how to effectively run a business. Members of the school’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club recently visited Fort Lee Federal Credit Union in Hopewell, cialis VA.
“This job shadowing event was the perfect opportunity for FBLA members to observe workplace readiness and career-specific business skills that are actually being used within a professional setting,” said FBLA Coordinator, Cedric Newsome.
Students toured the credit union, met employees and took part in discussions connected to services offered, professionalism, and quality customer care.
“I learned that people with financial skills aren’t the only people qualified to work at a credit union. You can have I.T. skills, customer service skills, and teamwork skills,” said Andre Ragsdale, FBLA president.
The FBLA members spent time with Patsy Stuard, CEO, who shared how she started working at the credit union in 1978 as a teller and eventually worked her way up to CEO. Stuard delivered a strong message to students, “There is no set path required to be successful. You must have the determination and drive to succeed.”