HANFORD - Students of the Business Technology Center in Hanford got some help from community donations as they learned how their appearance can affect their confidence in a job interview.

Mary Jo Everette, a hairstylist at Panache Salon, offered hair cuts and styling to several students, while employees of FAST Credit Union and members of Soroptimist of Hanford donated business attire for the students to wear today at the Kings County Job Fair. 

Attending the job fair also allowed students to use interview skills they learned at the Center.

Students of the Business Technology Center are usually adults who are re-entering the workforce after substantial time out or are looking to retrain for an office-oriented career. Students who complete the center's courses can earn college credits through West Hills College.

The Business Technology Center program is sponsored by Kings County Office of Education through the Kings Regional Occupational Program. The program offers courses that prepare students for a career in an office setting. For more information or to enroll call 583-5971. The center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a. m. to 3 p.m. Office training courses cost $125 each and the computer classes cost $40 each. Next student orientation is scheduled for Oct. 6.


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