BK students learn job skills, interview techniques

A Sunset Park learning center is encouraging Brooklyn students to study hard, but also prepare themselves for a professional working environment.Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow

SUNSET PARK - A Sunset Park learning center is encouraging Brooklyn students to study hard, but also prepare themselves for a professional working environment.

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow offers two 20-week sessions a year in which students are treated like employees and held to professional standards each day in class. Students must come to the center dressed professionally. If they arrive at school late, they must stay late to make up their time.

Teachers say this ?tough love? approach gives students a glimpse into the lives of working professionals and quickly prepares them for future jobs. Amid high unemployment rates, teachers and students alike think the opportunity to practice professionalism is a valuable one.

Students graduate from the program with computer skills, interviewing techniques and their high school diplomas.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 VIDEO: NY Doll Collection showcases new line of dolls for spring
The victims, both males, are 15 and 18 2 The Buzz: East 55th Street shooting
Justin Johnson's mother says her son attended a 3 Brooklyn family still searching for son's killer
4 Brooklyn Sportscast, Feb. 21
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what the most 5 Word on the Street: Traffic congestion

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE