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FORGE Prepares Over 500 Students for Future Careers at Annual Career Interview Day


On Thursday, February 22, 2024, FORGE will host its annual Career Interview Day at the EMCC Communiversity, welcoming over 500 2nd and 3rd-year students from 11 Career and Technology Centers (CTCs). This event represents a significant initiative in preparing students for future career opportunities across various fields, including construction, culinary, business, agriculture, teaching, medical, law, and more, by providing them with practical experience and valuable insights.

Career Interview Day serves as a bridge between education and industry, offering students the invaluable opportunity to connect with over 100 interviewers from diverse sectors. These professionals will conduct mock interviews, allowing students to practice and refine their professional pitch in a supportive and interactive environment. This hands-on experience is crucial for building essential communication skills and instilling confidence in the participating students.

In addition to the mock interviews, Suzy Bowman, the recently appointed Director of Mississippi Programming for Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South, will facilitate a workshop focusing on soft skills and financial literacy. This session is designed to empower students with vital skills beyond the technical aspects of their chosen fields. Bowman is enthusiastic about assisting students in refining their professional image and enhancing their comprehension of paycheck stubs.

Another highlight of the event is the opportunity for students to receive constructive feedback on their resumes. Experienced professionals will provide feedback, contributing to the ongoing improvement of students’ job application materials.

FORGE remains steadfast in its commitment to empowering the next generation of skilled professionals by connecting them with industry leaders and providing practical insights into the workforce. Career Interview Day exemplifies this commitment, offering students a unique and immersive experience to enhance their readiness for the professional world.

“We are incredibly grateful to all of our industry partners, volunteers, and sponsors who have made Career Interview Day possible,” added FORGE Executive Director, Melinda Lowe. “Their support and commitment to empowering future leaders is truly commendable.”

For media inquiries or further information, please contact:

Melinda Lowe, Executive Director


The schools participating in the FORGE Career Interview Day are:

Choctaw County Career and Technology Center
Columbus Christian Academy
Hebron Christian School
Heritage Academy
John C. Stennis CTC (Kemper County)
Lowndes County School District CTC
McKellar Technology Center
Millsaps Career Center
Monroe County Career and Technical Center
Webster County CTC
West Point Career and Technology Center