JBC Leadership Launch with Senator Young Slated for Fall 2012

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Program expands to reach Cattaraugus and Warren Counties

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Program participants are shown with Senator Catharine Young and Jamestown Business College President, David Conklin. (Submitted Photo)

JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Business College (JBC) is now planning the second offering of its leadership program designed specifically for promising high school seniors.  While the program was open to Chautauqua County seniors last year, this year, the program will also be open to those seniors in Cattaraugus and Warren counties.

In its second year, the JBC Leadership Launch with Senator Catharine Young is slated to begin in October 2012.

As part of the program, nominated seniors will participate with Senator Young and JBC administration and faculty in a series of leadership activities. The five-week program, which will include a variety of interactive curriculum, will provide students with the opportunity to learn more about their own leadership capabilities.

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Senator Catharine Young is shown working with last year’s Leadership Launch group. (Submitted Photo)

JBC President, David Conklin, is excited for the second year of the program. “We received a great response to the program last year,” he said. “And we are extremely excited to offer this program to even more students in our region.”

Senator Catharine Young said of the program, “Building and acquiring leadership skills are essential to a person’s success in life.  I am thrilled to be partnering with JBC that has developed a program designed to tap into the exceptional leadership and entrepreneurial qualities in our students that, too often, go unnoticed, unchallenged and untrained. This is an exciting and rare opportunity that will give these students the tools and skills allowing them to make an immediate impact in their schools and community.”

Jamestown Business College offers business-focused Associate and Bachelor degrees and certificate programs that include targeted professional development activities.  For more information on registering for these programs, call 664-5100 or visit us online at www.JamestownBusinessCollege.edu.