Member of SCORE Shares Life Success Story with Upward Bound Students
Students whose parents did not attend college are being encouraged early on to take the steps necessary to obtain a college education through Upward Bound at the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute; those same students are also benefiting from the knowledge and experience of local business executives.
Ed McKiernan - a counselor with SCORE and retired from the presidency of the SeaLand Division of Dometic Corporation - recently spoke at ATI to a group of Upward Bound students in a life skills class.
His goal, he told them, was to share "how I got to where I am today ... and important things I learned along the way," McKiernan said.
Other business leaders who addressed students previously were SCORE members Terry Shea and Richard Lewellen, Upward Bound director Gail Miller said.
Students learned about small businesses and how to start them, said Jeffrey Rockar, a sophomore at Orrville High School, adding, "Know what you want to do before you start your business."