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Cafe Society to discuss Early Career Development Opportunities for Young People

By Staff | Sep 4, 2015

The Caf Society, a part of Shepherd University’s Life Long Learning Program will hold its next discussion on Sept. 8. The focus will be on “Career Development Opportunities or Options for Young People”. These weekly discussions are held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the Rumsey Room of the Shepherd University Student Center each Tuesday morning. They are continuing on an informal basis through the summer break. Pre-registration is not required and there are no fees or charges.

Mike Austin, who facilitates the sessions along with Art Wineburg, commented, “Our most recent discussion on the impact that China is having on our economy led to consideration of what we can or should be doing about it. In seeking a new approach to the challenge that China represents, the participants discussed how we could better prepare our children and grandchildren to survive and excel in this increasingly globalized world and preserve our rich heritage and quality of life. We discussed and intend to explore more fully next Tuesday existing civil and military options that young people have to develop the professional skills and acumen that will lead to a rewarding career.”

Austin explained that the sessions are entirely focused on thorough discussions and exchanges of views on a particular topic and do not attempt to draw conclusions or pursue a particular agenda.

He commented further that: “It is important that young people have an opportunity to develop a vision of what they want to do with their life that is not constrained by their current economic, social, or environmental circumstances. We need to encourage them to be adventurous and gain the self-confidence necessary to fully realize their potential, not only to meet personal life style goals, but to fulfill their civic responsibilities as well. There are a number of institutions and programs that are under-utilized and readily accessible that could significantly enhance their quality of life and provide for a bright future. Along the way it would help to preserve the competitive edge that we earnestly believe is part of the American Character.”

For more information contact Mike Austin at 304-876-0598 or michael.austin@frontiernet.net.