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Motivational speaker Dwight Owens speaks to attendees at the annual Career Prep Fair Tuesday. Photo credit WDAM. Motivational speaker Dwight Owens speaks to attendees at the annual Career Prep Fair Tuesday. Photo credit WDAM.
ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) -

Dozens of high school students with disabilities learned valuable job-seeking skills at an annual career prep fair held in Ellisville Tuesday.

More than 300 juniors and seniors from across South Mississippi attended the event at the Whitehead Advanced Technology Center.

"Everybody has a place in today's workforce and with small adjustments, we feel that all of our students can be important parts of the community," said Kelli Landrum, transition coordinator for Jones County Schools.

Nearly 60 volunteers from the area business community conducted simulated job interviews.

The students also attended a "dress for success" presentation of proper job interview attire. 

"We have got to prepare these kids, finding their weaknesses, finding their strengths and where it is they want to be in life," said Danny Shows, a Jones County businessman who volunteered to conduct some of the interviews.

"It's been wonderful," said Samuel Sanderford, a student from Smith County. "They've got a lot of things here to help you get prepared for later on in life, when you need to go for a job interview and everything."

Presentations were also made by the WIN Job Center and motivational speaker Dwight Owens.

It was sponsored by the Jones County School District and Ability Works of Laurel.

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