DULLES, Va. (Dec. 15, 2016)—Hands-on experience can be one of the best ways to spark career interest in young adults and teens. With this in mind, Local graphics business, Signs By Tomorrow Dulles, recently participated in the “Job-For-A-Day” program sponsored by Loudoun County Public Schools. The program allows juniors and seniors in all Loudoun County Public High Schools an opportunity to experience a career vocation of their choice.
Potomac Falls High School student Calvin Elliott recently spent the day at Signs By Tomorrow interfacing with employees from sales, marketing, production and his primary area of interest, graphic design. He also had lunch with Signs By Tomorrow Owner Rusty Lawson to discuss entrepreneurship.
“Calvin took an active interest in learning the intricacies of our business, and he clearly chose to treat this as a wonderful opportunity to better himself,” remarked Lawson. “The program seeks to give students the backing that they need to make decisions related to life skills and career choices through hands-on experience with things that are not necessarily available to them in the typical classroom environment.”
In what could be described as job-shadowing, the businesses who participate volunteer their time and resources to mentor the student—allowing teens a chance to envision themselves in career roles to see if the jobs that they have expressed interest match their skills and ambitions.
“The aim of this program is to allow students to be able to explore fields in which they have interest and/or aptitude while simultaneously strengthening students’ awareness of business, industry and particular vocations within the community,” Michael A. Lo Presti, Chairman of the School Business Partnership for LCPS and owner of Presti & Co. “We appreciate Signs By Tomorrow Dulles partnering with us on this important initiative.
In addition to their commitment to community service, Signs By Tomorrow is also undergoing improvements in capabilities and product offerings, which has led Owner Rusty Lawson to launched a rebranding effort to a business model that more closely aligns with the Center’s cutting-edge technology and deep commitment to customer service. The new brand will launch in 2017.
Located at 45449 Severn Way, Suite 173, Signs By Tomorrow in Dulles is locally-owned and operated, and is a member of Alliance Franchise Brands franchise network, a world leader in visual and graphics communications, linking more than 650 locations in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. For more information, contact Signs By Tomorrow at (703) 444-0007
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