Nucor Technical Academy now accepting applications!

Interested in launching your career at Nucor, but need additional education to get you there? From essential coursework to extensive hands-on training, the Nucor Technical Academy in Tuscaloosa, Alabama puts you on the right path to becoming part of the Nucor team.

The Nucor Technical Academy is a unique program designed to launch successful Nucor careers by providing FREE tuition and housing for motivated, qualified candidates who GET PAID to go to class.

Our program provides education and hands-on training without the typical financial burdens of going to school.

  • Tuition and fees are completely covered by the program (3.0 GPA required)
  • Housing is provided for students living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Nucor provides travel allowances for moves between Tuscaloosa and your home mill
  • Students are paid for their time in class
  • Graduates become part of the Nucor team with competitive full-time pay and benefits

An informational student & parent meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Nucor Crawfordsville facility (4537 S. Nucor Rd., Crawfordsville, IN 47933). To RSVP, please email Ron Barnett at ron.barnett@nucor.com. Applications will be accepted through the end of March 2019.

Alumni Feature | Creasy Clauser Huntsman ’09

Why are you proud to be a Mountie? We’ve asked alumni to tell us about their postsecondary path, what they’re doing now, and how Southmont made an impact on their success. Check out our latest alumni testimonial video in our “Proud To Be A Mountie” series!

Are you a Southmont alum who would like to participate in the “Proud To Be A Mountie” series? Or do you know of a former Mountie who we should talk to? Contact Samantha Cotten for more information.

Alumni Feature | Erin Davidson ’09

Why are you proud to be a Mountie? We’ve asked alumni to tell us about their postsecondary path, what they’re doing now, and how Southmont made an impact on their success. Check out our latest alumni testimonial video in our “Proud To Be A Mountie” series!

Are you a Southmont alum who would like to participate in the “Proud To Be A Mountie” series? Or do you know of a former Mountie who we should talk to? Contact Samantha Cotten for more information.

Resume Writing 101

Looking for a job? Whether you’re on the hunt for a temporary Holiday Break gig, or a full-time career, you need a resume to get your foot in the door. Watch the video below to learn about the content needed for a successful resume!

Need more help with your resume? Stop by the Guidance Office to meet with Mrs. Cotten!

2019 West Central Career & Technical Education Programs

Attention Sophomores and Juniors! You are eligible to enroll in West Central Career & Technical Education Programs when you sign up for classes for the 2019-20 school year. These are hands-on, real-world courses designed to prepare students for a technical career and/or further education.

Many West Central CTE students earn college credits through Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University after completing a program. These dual credits are available at no cost!

Watch the video below to learn about each of West Central’s different programs. See your school counselor to learn more and enroll!

Follow West Central CTE on Twitter: @westcentralcte
Find West Central CTE on Facebook: West Central Career and Technical Education

What to Wear to an Interview

By Alison Doyle, The Balance Careers

Most high school job seekers aren’t interviewing for professional positions. Instead, they’re usually looking for part-time jobs in retail, restaurants, babysitting, or even applying for volunteer positions. Accordingly, a teen’s interview attire doesn’t have to be exceedingly formal. In fact, a teen would look pretty silly in a full-blown business suit.

After submitting your resume, you will—hopefully—get a call back to schedule an interview. But, as is the case with any ​interview, it’s important to look well dressed and put together.

Choose Appropriate Interview Attire

When you’re dressing for a job interview, your clothing should be in good condition, wrinkle-free and, of course, work-place appropriate. Because a teen’s level of maturity is a significant factor for employers looking to hire young people, it’s especially important that teens dress modestly and tastefully.

Button-Down With Dark Slacks or Khakis

While high school job interviews generally don’t require formal clothing, it’s still important for teens to look well-dressed. A  button-down with a tasteful plaid pattern is a good choice for both young men and women, as it’s a look that appears properly put-together, but still relaxed and laid back. Paired with khakis, it’s the perfect choice for a first interview.

Polo Shirt With a Skirt or Slacks

A nice polo shirt is a fine choice for a high school job interview, especially if you’re applying for a summer job or interviewing in warm weather. Because it’s a more casual choice, though, make sure your pants or skirt make up for it. For example, choose khakis, not jeans, or tuck it into a modest-length skirt.

Button-Down With a Sweater and Khakis

A layered button-down, sweater, and khakis are a great option for an interview that might require dressier attire, but not something so formal as a blazer and tie. In fact, this look is a great one to have on hand in the closet, as it’s versatile enough that it’s appropriate for both casual and formal situations. Plus, having a few different sweaters and button-downs to combine in different ways also means you’ll automatically have an effortless selection of multiple interview outfits.

Polo Shirt With Dark Slacks or Khakis

Polo shirts work for boys, too. Even a “preppy” look bodes well for an interview. Remember to round off the look with something a little dressier, like a pair of pressed khakis, for example. And, both young men and women should take care to avoid sneakers or sandals! A pair of penny loafers or brown dress shoes would be a great way to finish off the outfit.

Button-Down With a Cardigan

Young women can opt for a button-down, too. Paired with a bright accessory to liven it up, the outfit is classic but contemporary. In this case, navy blue pants provide the finishing touch, but the ensemble would also work well with khaki pants or a skirt, too.

Dress Shirt and Slacks

A simple dress shirt is a perfect choice for a high school job interview. Paired with khakis, dark slacks, or maybe even tailored darkish jeans, it’s a look that is mature and tasteful, but still comfortable. But, without the addition of a tie, a blazer, or a sweater, it’s important that the shirt be stain-free, ironed and tucked in, so it doesn’t look like a random old button-down grabbed last minute from the back of a closet.

A Tie Can Make a Great Impression

Just because high school job interviews tend to be more casual, you don’t have to rule out a tie! After all, looking a little dressed up never hurt anyone. A solid button-down and conservative striped tie can be a great a choice for a young man looking to make a good impression. You could roll your sleeves to make the outfit feel just a bit more casual, rather than stuffy.

What Not to Wear

Your shoes should be moderate and you should avoid extreme hairstyles or colors. Also, keep makeup and perfume to a minimum. No jeans or shorts, no tank tops, crop tops, or anything especially low cut (shirt or pants) or too short (skirt or blouse)—keeping everything professional is a must.

Wednesday Workshop: College Apps 101

Need help with your college applications? Have a question about a scholarship? Want a second pair of eyes on your application essay? We’re here to help!

The first Wednesday Workshop will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 7:45-8:30 a.m. in the Guidance Office conference room. This week, members from the Guidance Office staff will be available to answer any questions Seniors have related to college applications, essays or scholarships.

Students are encouraged to stop in at any time during this time block. Bring your Chromebook to the workshop!

Please click here to RSVP for the 9/26 Workshop.