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Work-Based Learning Student Highlight

In the realm of work-based learning (WBL), Career Development Center students have the opportunity to create and pursue their own jobs, allowing them to gain practical skills, entrepreneurial experience, and a sense of autonomy. WBL is a unique form of experiential learning that enables students to step outside the traditional classroom setting and explore their passions, interests, and career aspirations in a real-world context.

We are highlighting Lillian Phares this week as a WBL student who has owned and operated Lillian’s Culinary Treats for around two years now. For Lillian, taking the initiative to create her own business has enabled her to develop essential skills such as problem-solving, communication, resilience, and adaptability. She has also learned to manage her time effectively, seeking out opportunities for growth and taking ownership of her professional development. Through this experience ,she has gained a deeper understanding of her strengths, interests, and future career pathways, setting a strong foundation for her future success.

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The Poplarville School District offers educational/vocational opportunities on a nondiscriminatory basis in compliance with the requirements of the following federal civil rights legislation: Title VI, Title IX, the Vocational Amendments of 1976 and 1979, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act. Further, the Poplarville School District offers equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons without regard to sex, race, religion, color, national origin, age, or disability. The district’s contact coordinator for compliance with these requirements is Stachia Peterson, Title IX Coordinator and 504 Coordinator 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470, Phone (601) 795-6153.

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