Working together for the youth of Fultondale
A career fair was provided to help the students at Fultondale High School make plans for their future. The event gave students and employers a chance to meet one another and discuss potential jobs and even internship opportunities.
Set up in the new Event Center, over 33 businesses and college representatives came together to showcase jobs, internships, and educational programs and to listen to questions from the young students.
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors traveled by bus to the Center to visit tables hosted by local businesses. The city collaborated with the school counselors to maximize the best solution to achieve positive outcomes for each student.
Variety and Discussions
The students, in a group with their classmates, were able to ask questions, discuss options, take notes, and receive handouts that outlined what was needed for each profession.
It was then just a quick walk over to the college booths to research which institute provided the best path to gain training for the job.
Looking toward the Future
The Career Fair shined a light on the importance of community and business working together. Many positive statements were heard, and the excitement of the students bubbled over into the Center. It was a wonderful opportunity for each student to interact one-on-one with employers and college representatives.
They were able to gain awareness of different colleges, organizations, and possibilities that might be available.
It was so successful that the city and the high school are discussing doing a repeat in the spring.
A few of the businesses in attendance were Alabama Power, Police Department, Fultondale Fire Department, EMTs, State Farm, Dotedison, Local attorneys, Avenue Insight, and many others. There were also several colleges ranging from the University of West Alabama, the University of Montevallo, Jefferson State Community College, Southern Union, Samford University, and many more!
The students took the opportunity to seek out the businesses they were interested in and check out some they perhaps had not thought of before.
We at the NJP say thanks to the City of Fultondale for thinking of the future.
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