(Santa Ana, CA) - Santa Ana College (SAC) Foundation has teamed up with KL Image Group to continue to expand the Student Leadership Institute by offering a comprehensive, professional development training seminar that will provide the students with the unwritten work rules that college students need to know before graduating and entering the workforce. The all-day three-module seminar is designed to help selected SAC students more easily transition between textbook knowledge and workplace survival skills. KL Image Group will conduct the seminar on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., culminating with a certificate of completion for participants.
According to a recent survey by PayScale, a compensation data firm, even though nine in 10 recent college graduates believe they are prepared for the workforce, only half the nation's employers agree. It goes on to say colleges and universities need to address this issue urgently. Bridging this gap and releasing better-prepared students into the workforce is why the Student Leadership Institute is bringing opportunities such as this seminar to our campus to enhance our students’ educational experience and better prepare them for the real world.
"Our work with students expands beyond scholarship opportunities and must also focus on how we prepare the whole student to enter successfully in the careers of their choosing," said Linda Rose, Ed.D., president, Santa Ana College. "We hope that the soft skills, practical concepts and vital hands-on learning offered in these three modules will not only enhance the student’s academic course work but will give them the competitive advantage they will inevitably need in a global workforce."
The modules covered during the one-day seminar will train students in Assertiveness & Conflict Resolution, Presentation Delivery, and Business Attire.
"In my many years of speaking to and training students of all ages, it’s apparent that words in a book or interview tips on a screen aren’t enough to adequately prepare students for an increasingly competitive and demanding workforce," said K.L. Moore, MBA, KL Image Group. "My company is proud and excited to play an integral part in answering those tough questions students don’t even know to ask, and no one has thought to tell them, and in doing so, we are adequately preparing the next generation for what they will face."
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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.