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February 7, 2014

Ada Jobs for Life informational meeting to be held Feb. 13

Ada — Individuals, organizations and businesses interested in supporting, becoming involved in or just finding out more about a new job skills training program in Ada are invited to an informational meeting. 

The meeting will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 in the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center on the Campus of East Central University. Lunch will be provided. 

Please RSVP for the meeting by sending an email to AdaJobsForLife@gmail.com or calling Ed Poblete at 580 272 3996 or Pat Fountain at 580 559 5270 by noon on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

In partnership with Compassion Outreach Center, ECU’s Enactus Team, a student organization in the Stonecipher School of Business, has recently conducted an 8 week Job’s for Life (JFL) program. Project leader Corrynn Franklin, a Business Administration major and 8 year Navy Veteran, has led the effort so far and plans to continue to do so. Compassion Outreach Center Director Ed Poblete has worked closely with Franklin and her team and believes this program is something needed in the Ada Area. The project is developing into a new arm of the Compassion Outreach Center program that will complement what is already being done in providing medical and other services to those in need.  

“Jobs for life is an incredible, Christ-centered curriculum to help unemployed and underemployed individuals find meaningful work,” said Franklin. “The goal is to help people gain employment that will allow them to feed and take care of themselves and their families. This program is definitely a hand up and not a hand out.” 

Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to enable human progress. Enactus students apply business concepts to develop community outreach projects, transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. Dr. Pat Fountain, Professor of Business Administration, is the ECU group’s advisor. 

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