Student job fair planned at ICHS

WINTERSVILLE — An upcoming venture will unite pupils with potential employers during a student job fair at Indian Creek High School.

Sponsored by the school Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, the event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Dec. 19 in the gym and is open to juniors and seniors. Representatives from universities, colleges, career technical schools, apprenticeships and local businesses are expected to be on hand with exhibits and will talk to students about admission and career opportunities.

Should inclement weather occur, the event will be rescheduled for a later date, according to officials.

Organizers said students have an opportunity to connect with their future and explore careers at the free activity.

Members Bryan Paulman and Ananda Livingston said the job fair so far includes Eastern Gateway Community College, Franciscan University, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and First National Bank.

“The group’s idea was that more students needed jobs in our schools,” said Paulman. “We have some students making resumes to hand in and see if they can actually get hired.”

The nine-member student organization is part of teacher Julie Robinson’s second-period leadership class and looked at issues to focus on for projects, including child abuse and neglect.

They began planning the job fair at the start of the school year and members have been busy contacting sites by phone to gather more participants.

The job fair is being provided as part of the Lead2Feed Leadership Challenge, a national initiative that encourages middle and high school students to hone leadership skills by completing a service-learning project that solves an issue or problem in their community. The program also awards technology grants for schools and cash prizes for community partners. Last year, the ICHS FCCLA conducted a canned food drive for local food pantries to help the area needy for the challenge.

Meanwhile, Robinson has developed a Google classroom called “Job Fair Resumes for 11th and 12th-graders” to provide aid.

Students attending the job fair should have their resumes handy.

The group has sent 120 letters and flyers to local businesses, schools and related groups seeking participation and anyone interested may contact Robinson by e-mail at Julie.robinson@iclsd.org or by calling the school at (740) 264-1163.

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