Giant Cement Receives Business Education Partnership Award

Giant Cement awarded by the College of Charleston and The Education Foundation.

Charleston, SC, October 25, 2008 --( Joe Benoit, human resources manager for Giant Cement Company accepted the Business Education Partnership Award given by College of Charleston and The Education Foundation at the recent Business Education Summit.

Woodland High School nominated Giant Cement for the strong business education partnership that they have created over the years. Since 2000, Giant has sponsored a Career Workshop that teaches students how to prepare for job interviews.

In this 9-hour workshop, conducted twice a year, students are given specific tools to aid them in successfully obtaining a desired job in their career search. Students learn how to complete an employment application and create a resume’ with powerful accomplishment statements that showcase their special skills and talents. For the culminating activity at the end of the workshop, students search for a job, prepare a cover letter, create a resume, memorize their own self-promoting summary, formulate questions to ask the interviewer, rehearse how best to answer interview questions, and experience a mock job interview conducted by area human resources personnel.

Additionally, Giant employees have contributed their time and talents and enthusiastically participated in mentoring, job shadowing, and career fairs. The Company also supports academic and athletic scholarships and awards, and has also provided the school with classroom materials and supplies.

Giant Cement Holding Incorporated
Susan Jeanne Mertz