Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) hosted its annual career fair on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019.
The Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) gym was transformed into a robust Career Fair, filled with 37 businesses who shared their industry and job opportunities with all juniors and seniors. It provided a great opportunity to link employers to students, while giving students direct access to internships, part-time and/or summer jobs, and full-time employment.
The MVHS Career Fair also provided the students with the opportunity to meet employers around the community and have a dialogue about about jobs, internships and what kind of an employee they're looking for.
The students interacted with the businesses and made connections with the employers to help find a job or career interest that is in the local area. It was a chance for students to better their networking abilities and practice face-to-face socializing in the business world.
One of the companies that came to the MVHS Career Fair to recruit students for employment was Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors. There is a high demand for new land surveyors because about 10% of land surveyors retire each year.
The Recruitment and Career Services Specialist at the National Transportation Center says that students who choose to work for that company have the opportunity to “start making good money right away and start a career in transportation as a diesel technician.” There is currently a high demand for diesel technicians, and students can enter this profession to jumpstart their career in the trade industry or save up money before they further their education. The National Transportation Center also trains its employees for free.
Other employers present included the U.S. Marines, Eleven Fifty Academy, the YMCA, Greenfield Banking Company, and many others.
MVCSC plans to continue to provide the MVHS Career Fair each school year to help students make connections for a successful future.