Sydney Owens is a senior at Burr Oak High School and enrolled in the Business, Management & Marketing Technologies Program. Her OJT placement is as the Corner Store Manager at the Branch Area Careers Center under the supervision of Brittany Wisman. As Manager, Sydney is responsible for training BMMT students, stocking and keeping track of inventory, preparing food items, cleaning and cash transactions.
Sydney believes her OJT training has helped her learn customer service and communication skills. Her favorite part about her OJT job is making her customers happy every day.
Sydney’s future plans are to attend Glen Oaks Community College and then transfer to a university. She is pursuing an associate’s degree in business and playing volleyball at Glen Oaks. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys shopping, working out, spending time with her grandmothers, and hanging out with her friends.
At the Branch Area Careers Center, Sydney is a member of Business Professionals of America. This year Sydney competed in local and regional competition in BPA, winning 1st in Human Resources and 1st in Business Management Team.
At Burr Oak High School, she is a member of National Honor Society, President of Student Council, Drama Club, Member of the Varsity Basketball, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Track and Softball teams. She was selected as All League Second Team for Volleyball this year. Sydney is the daughter of Kris Owens and James Ray Owens.