On Thursday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM, middle school students, and their parents and or guardians are invited to attend a workshop geared towards career exploration and planning, starting out with what you like to do (interests), what your good at (skills) and what is important to you in the workplace (work values). Parent interaction includes completing a brief survey.

Giving students the opportunity to become familiar with the idea of career choices is a great way to help them achieve better grades by setting long term goals, and succeeding in the future. This workshop will promote discussion and questions on college information and other related interests.

About the Presenter: Connie Perkins is a motivational and powerful advocate of education for over 25 years. She has extensive experience in counseling and instruction. She has co-coordinated, developed and implemented curriculum at Kean University for 15 years. She was a high school guidance counselor, middler and elementary teacher in California and New Jersey, and a liaison for Literacy Volunteers of America and the New Jersey State Adult Education Department. In addition to her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, she has a Master's Degree in Counseling, Human Services and Guidance.

This program is free and open to all interested participants. Attendees are encouraged to register through the library's web site: http://www.scotlib.org or by phone: 908-322-5007, x.204 or e-mail library@scotlib.org. Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.