Austin Rose with his ninth in State Job Interview Plaque for his division. Submitted photo.

By Natalie Porter, 2018-2019 Racine Southern FFA Historian

RACINE, Ohio – A Meigs County student participated in a statewide job interview competition with the Future Farmers of America.

The District 10 FFA Job Interview CDE’s were held on the Nov. 17, 2018 at Symmes Valley High School. The Job Interview CDE is an interview consisting of a conversation between a job applicant and a representative of an employer which is conducted to assess whether the applicant should be hired. The Job Interview Career Development Event is designed for FFA members to develop, practice and demonstrate skills needed in seeking employment in the agricultural industry. Each part of the event simulates “real world” activities that will be used by real world employers​. Participants are asked to create/complete a cover letter, resume, job application, interview and a follow up letter as part of their score.​ ​

Only one FFA member from each grade level is allowed to compete. Gage Stover placed fifth in the Freshman division, Kristin Mckay placed fourth in the Sophomore division, Raeven Reedy placed fifth in the Junior division and Austin Rose placed first in the first year Junior/Senior division.

Rose qualified to move on to the State to represent District 10 FFA. The State contest was held on a Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at The Ohio State University. Rose competed at the state contest with students from all over the state. He placed ninth in his division.

The chapter is already planning on improving, practicing and implementing new skills learned through this years contest to come back stronger at the 2019 contest.