Throughout this school year, principals and guidance counselors from Hilltop High School, Montpelier High School and North Central High School have established the Tri-District Career Path Committee. Members of these schools, along with WEDCO, manufacturing employers and community leaders have been meeting to establish a career path for students in grades 7-12. The collaboration among the schools and employers is focused on being a win-win situation for everyone involved! The students in grades 7-12 will be given a foundation of employability skills, a guidance to career selection, and an opportunity to work with problem solving, critical thinking skills, communication and technology skills. The Career Path will not just be an activity for students in these grades – but a lifelong learning experience for them! By students participating in these activities for six years, they will be more prepared to meet the needs of the local businesses!
As students progress through each grade level, they will be participating in different activities, taking tours of local businesses, developing a career transition plan and portfolio, working with activities through OhioMeansJobs, job shadowing, preparing a resume and participating in a job fair.
The first Tri-District Job Fair will take place on May 13, 2015 from 12:00-2:30. All juniors and seniors from the three districts will attend this job fair at the Montpelier School’s Superior Building. The intent of the day is twofold. One intention is to expose the students to many of the area employers while guiding them in a positive way to find success in their own journey. The second is to assist the local businesses to secure solid employees!
In preparing for attending the Job Fair, students have been working on their resumes, a cover letter and interview skills. There will be at least twenty businesses at the Job Fair, and each student will have the opportunity to interview with two of the businesses. In addition to the interviews, the students will also attend break-out sessions.
These will include: Setting up a banking account, soft-skills, team building activities, purchasing an automobile, a robotics demonstration, purchasing insurance, resume support and making healthy choices for their future.
The event will continue from 3:00 – 5:00 with the Job Fair opened to the public! Anyone who is interested in securing a job, can go to the Superior School Building to interview with the businesses. The businesses who will be on-hand include: ArcelorMittal, Chase Brass, CK Technologies, Elwood Staffing, Evergreen Manor Nursing Home, Hillside Country Living, Kamco, Menards, Moore Industries, Pioneer Transformer, Powers & Sons, Ramada Inn, Rassini, Reifel Industries, Rupp Enterprises, Sauders Manufacturing, Staffmark, Village of Montpelier, Winzeler Stamping, and 20/20 Plastics.
This will be a day will everyone can benefit from – from the businesses, to the students as well as community members! For further information, please contact one of the schools involved.
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