KC speaker series features longtime Eastman employee

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Kilgore College’s Randolph C. Watson Library staff will host its fourth “A Day in the Life” seminar featuring Ray Player, a 41-year employee of Eastman Chemical Company and part-time instructor for KC’s Process Technology program.

Player has worked at Eastman since 1976 where he currently serves as a training instructor.  He will give students and prospective students a clear understanding of what it is like to work in the field of process technology.

There will be two seminars featuring Player set for 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the conference room on the second floor of the library.

Player is a graduate of Sabine High School and earned an Associate of Arts in Mechanical Engineering from KC in 1981, a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from UT Tyler in 1987 and a Master of Science in Human Resource Development from UT Tyler in 2004.

Seminars are open to KC students, prospective students and the public. Space is limited, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

Employees from the KC Counseling Center will also attend the seminars to answer questions about career exploration options.

The series features guest speakers from various occupations to give current and prospective students a clear understanding of what it is like to work in certain career fields.

“We noticed that not all students know what is involved with day-to-day duties of specific occupations. In fact, some students choose educational paths based on incomplete assumptions of what the job entails,” said Tony Addie, library support specialist. “Then, they may learn that the work is not what they really want to do and end up changing majors.”

Addie said the goal of the seminars is to help students decide what type of education to pursue.

“We want to educate students with information about certain careers so they have the foresight to pursue an appropriate career path,” Addie said.

For more information contact Tony Addie, library support specialist, at 903-988-7441 or taddie@kilgore.edu.

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