Students, businesses come together at Career Fair
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Eight businesses interacted with students on a one-to-one basis Tuesday morning during a Career/Job Fair held at Chase County Schools.
It was the first of such an event in a number of years, said Supt. Matt Fisher, and he was happy with the two hours of interaction between the students and businesses.
“It gave the students a chance to explore some career options,” Fisher said.
“And, from the city’s standpoint, hopefully the youths will realize there are opportunities right here” that they can take advantage of, Fisher added.
Imperial’s Community Development Director Leslie Carlholm coordinated the business setup for the Career/Job Fair.
More than 70 juniors and seniors from the high school visited the Career/Job Fair. The businesses had personnel on hand to visit with students about prospective jobs and careers, and a number of handouts were also available.
Businesses participating included Mid-Plains Community College, Allo Communications, Chase County Community Hospital, city of Imperial, Farm Service Agency and Natural Resource Conservation Service, Frenchman Valley Coop, Miller & Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C. and the Alliance of Rural Entrepreneurs.