W. Va. — Seniors at Trinity Christian School stepped away from their normal classes for a day to learn life skills at the school’s first B.A.S.I.C. Conference.
The conference, called B.A.S.I.C. for Bringing Applicable Skills Into the Classroom, was designed to prepare students for life after graduation. Area professionals volunteered to present workshops on car care, finances, communications, time management and more.
To evaluate the effectiveness of the conference, students provided anonymous feedback at the end of the day.
“I learned many interesting things about college and living on our own,” wrote one student, adding, “I also enjoyed learning about interview etiquette.”
Many of the students surveyed suggested additional topics for future B.A.S.I.C. conferences including child care, home care and cooking.
As senior homeroom teacher, Jessica Duling had the opportunity to hear the students’ reactions to the workshops firsthand.
“There was really positive feedback,” she said. “The kids especially enjoyed the car care segment and were excited to experience transitional classes that helped them gain life-skills in a hands-on atmosphere.”