HENRY COUNTY, GA – Shai Brady, a senior at Woodland High School is the Work-Based Learning Student of the Month for February, and employed by the Publix Super Market located on East Atlanta Road in Stockbridge as a cashier. She previously worked as front service clerk.
Supervisor, Kortney Cheek, describes Brady, “She is a great example of what Publix believes,” shared Cheek, “delivering Premier Quality Customer Service. She has been a great mentor to our new associates. Her upbeat, friendly personality, determination, and strive for excellence are proven qualities for success.”
Brady plans to be a pediatric oncology nurse, and accepted by Kennesaw State University for the fall of 2014. The lessons learned during her time as a Work-Based Learning student and employee at Publix, “This class has taught me so much more than I thought it would, including work ethics, time and document management,” shared Brady.
Woodland High School Work-Based Learning Instructional Leader Deborah Hibben praised the effort and determination displayed by Brady, “She is positive, hard-working, loyal, mature and one whose advice is considered by her work supervisors when hiring new employees.”
According to Hibben, Brady sets the bar for other students to reach and provides the example by which all other students are compared. Doing the right thing at all times is something Hibben also shared, and proven through Brady’s assistance in helping thwart a customer’s attempt to use a fraudulent identification and credit card to make a purchase one day. Her quick action in alerting her supervisor helped catch a wanted criminal.
The rewards Brady has gained from her experience in the Work-Based Learning program have her eagerly recruiting students in hopes they might get the same out of the program that she has.
“I recommend WBL for upcoming juniors and seniors because it really helps young adults prepare and focus on our future in a practical way.”