City’s high school holds second annual career fair for students

City’s high school holds second annual career fair for students

At the second annual career fair, held in the Commons at Williamsport Area High School, there were 54 vendors who attended this year. High school career counselor Mrs. Eck explained how the fair benefits both students and local employers.

“We hold the career fair to make students aware of opportunities and careers that don’t always involve college, and help small companies who need employees have a chance to see students throughout the high school who have CTE training,” Eck said.

Aside from of the local businesses in attendance, several colleges and universities also set up booths.

“Talking with people from Mansfield today helped me decide that that’s where I want to go,” said Emily Pardee, junior. “I also had a chance to meet with other companies about summer jobs.”

Karina Guerrero, from Ralph S. Alberts custom molding company in Montoursville, was excited for the opportunity to meet with students.

“The students have a chance to interact and learn more about what career paths are out there, and we get to see what the future of recruiting looks like, and how we can attract and retain the best talent for the long term,” Guerrero said.

Senior Lydia Heiser felt the fair was very helpful.

“I think it’s very productive that the vendors are interested in meeting as many [potential] employees as possible. It’s also an easy way for students to see what jobs are available in the area,” Heiser said.

The Millioniare Cafe prepared spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad and cookies for the vendors’ lunch.