Though Renaissance Academy Senior Tsion Wolka has had a job before, she hasn’t had much experience in a professional setting – until now.
Tsion, who is in her second year in the Jobs for Americas Graduates (JAG) program at Clarksville High School, completed a one-month internship with WorkOne in New Albany in December. She worked as part of the customer engagement team, helping customers after school and during her winter break.
To JAG teacher Stacey White, this experience is exactly what the program is all about: giving the students the chance to learn and grow.
“I am extremely proud of Tsion. She just took initiative and said “I want to do this, I need more experience” and dove in headfirst. She communicated with WorkOne staff on her own, all I had to do was get her in contact with them and she went from there.”
“I talked to customers and helped them with their work issues. The WorkOne staff taught me to improve my communication skills so much! I learned to engage with customers more professionally and have more confidence,” Tsion said. She recommends any other JAG student take advantage of the opportunities the program offers and is working on finding another opportunity to expand her workforce skills at WorkOne.
“I’m looking forward to improving my communication skills even more and building upon my experience,” Tsion said.