(Santa Ana, CA) - On Friday, April 26, Santa Ana College (SAC) students participated in a comprehensive, professional development training seminar that offered insights into the unwritten rules that college students need to know before graduating and entering the workforce. The seminar was sponsored by the SAC Foundation and SAC's Student Leadership Institute.
Conducted by KL Image Group, the all-day, three-module seminar addressed such areas as Assertiveness & Conflict Resolution, Body Language, and Business Attire with the goal of helping SAC students more easily transition between textbook knowledge and workplace survival skills.
“The fact is, while 87% of college graduates believe they are prepared for the workplace, only 50% of employers share that view,” said K.L. Moore, MBA, KL Image Group. “The key to this seminar is addressing the tough issues students don’t even know to ask about – before they enter the increasingly competitive and demanding workforce.”
“Colleges often overlook the importance of teaching students the soft skills they need to not only be successful in the workforce, but to be successful in life,” said Linda Rose, Ed.D., president, Santa Ana College. “This seminar truly takes a holistic approach to best preparing the student for success – both in the classroom and in the workforce.”
“This is the second time I participated in the seminar,” stated SAC sophomore Alexis Figueroa who will be attending California State University, Fullerton this fall on a full scholarship. “For me, understanding and utilizing the techniques I learned - offering a firm handshake, dressing in professional attire, and portraying confident body language, to name a few - have paid off and have given me a distinct advantage.”
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About KL Image Group
KL Image Group, founded by K.L. Moore, MBA, is a full-service business consulting firm offering services in Corporate Training, Professional Speaking, Executive Image Consulting and Personal Development Coaching. Moore, dubbed as the confidence coach, specializes in assertiveness in communication, coaching women in male-dominated environments and Diversity & Inclusion training. KL Image Group’s services focus on the often overlooked and unspoken intangibles that affect overall career success. The company offers practical advice, real solutions and systems and processes that empower clients to project confidence through effective communication, presentation skills and professional attire.
About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the
Rancho Santiago Community College District.