Libya Shears is a senior at Coldwater High School and attends the Branch Area Careers Center’s Culinary Arts program.
Her On-The-Job-Training placement is with Little Caesar’s Pizza under the supervision of Debra Smith. Libya’s duties include cooking, food preparation, customer service, dishwashing and sanitation. She says her OJT job has really helped her because she is able to work many hours while still attending school. Her favorite part of the job are her co-workers and earning a paycheck.
At the Branch Area Careers Center, Libya is a member of Skills USA and has won awards in Culinary categories. She is also ServSafe certified and is working on her Prostart certification.
Libya plans to continue working and hopes to go to college in the future. She is considering a degree in dental hygiene.
At Coldwater High School, she is involved in the E2020 online program. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music and hanging out with her friends. Libya is the daughter of Sandra Shears and Shebrin Al-Shammam.