By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
About 90 Chase County Schools juniors and seniors visited large employers to learn more about job possibilities during the Chase County Schools’ Career Fair last Thursday.
Sponsored in part by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce, the students were able to obtain an in-depth view about businesses and potential careers during the fair.
For instance, at The Imperial Republican booth, students were told that employees don’t only take pictures and write articles. There are IT, sales, computer, mechanical, art and other positions involved.
New this year were some demonstrations by Mid-Plains Community College trade classes.
Other businesses participating included: Frenchman Valley Coop, Chase County Community Hospital, Prairie States Communications; 21st Century, Adams Bank and Trust, City of Imperial, Imperial Manor, Allo Communications, Imperial Beef, Ag West Commodities, Upper Republican NRD, U.S. Marines, U.S. Army ROTC, Nebraska National Guard, entrepreneurship by Tyler Pribbeno, Lisa Mintling and Beth Bremer, Brickstone Grille & Sports Bar, Burke Law Office and local law enforcement.
City of Imperial Community Development Director Leslie Carlholm said the career fair was “changed up” this year with the demonstrations, to keep it from getting stale.
Businesses participating were told by Carlholm “We hope to see a number of these young people returning to the area in the future as young business owners, valuable employees and involved citizens.”