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Pastor to Tech students: Be an eagle, not a chicken

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Rev. Lawrence Knighton, pastor of St. James Baptist Church and sales and marketing director for Chick-Fil-A Albany, gave a presentation to the evening Adult Education students at Albany Technical College last week.

Knighton stressed to students the importance of obtaining and maintaining a good job. He emphasized how important education was to getting the job you wanted. In addition, he told students how important their appearance was in being able to get a job.

“Perception is reality,” said Knighton. “At Chick-Fil-A, we want eagles who soar above the average, not just chickens,” said Knighton. “In other words, what sets you apart from other people who want the same job. Do you have the exceptional qualities to be an eagle?” he added.

Customer service skills and being people-oriented were other factors Knighton placed emphasis on. Timeliness was another quality needed in good workers.

“The person who pays your paycheck is the one you service and

they are the most important in your job,” said Knighton.

Several students asked questions and spoke about their own life situations during the presentation. Gregory Reed is a first-year student in the Adult Education program at Albany Tech. Due to circumstances, he had to

drop out of high school at a young age. He has his own lawn care business now and is interested in possibly pursuing a career in horticulture.

Michael Stewart has been in the Adult Education program since last September and plans to pursue a career in either culinary arts or automotive technology. Stewart said Knighton provided much insight to him with his

presentation and he would like to see more presentations like this available to the evening students.

For more information about Adult Education at Albany Tech or testing and registration into the program, call 430.1620.


Rev. Lawrence Knighton gives a wealth of life and job advice to the Adult Education evening students at Albany Technical College

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Tom Knighton is the publisher of The Albany Journal. In November, 2011, he became the first blogger to take over a newspaper anywhere in the world. In August of 2012, he made the difficult decision to take the Journal out of print circulation and become an online news agency, a first for the Albany area.

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