On February 10 and 11, 2016, high school seniors in the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Office Management program participated in an extensive tour of ClientLink in Montgomeryville, PA. ClientLink provides services that include direct mail, printing, promotional products, ecommerce, fulfillment and logistics – all of which are components of EASTERN’s Office Management program.
ClientLink recently moved from Warminster to a larger facility in Montgomeryville. Students had access to all areas of the facility and learned about all of their services areas. They heard from many ClientLink staff members and managers regarding their positions held at ClientLink, as well as their educational backgrounds, and career tips for the future. Students learned about the machines used in each department, volume mailings, the types of jobs in the marketing/direct mail company field, and the training and education requirements for employment in this field.
“I am grateful to ClientLink for welcoming us into their organization,” said Erin Derby, EASTERN’s Office Management Instructor. “A marketing and direct mail organization such as ClientLink provides my students with a first-hand view of all of the job opportunities available to them with the skill set they are obtaining at EASTERN. My students had the opportunity to truly see the value of the computer skills, communication skills, and professionalism that they work on each day in class.”
EASTERN’s Office Management program is designed for high school juniors and seniors who plan to pursue a career in an office environment. Students study the current Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other communications technologies. Students will leave the program well-versed on creating spreadsheets; composing correspondence; managing databases; creating presentations; document management; and on the use of office machines. Important aspects of this program include office professionalism, communications skills, independent thinking, problem solving, proof reading, as well as phone and email etiquette.