Career Fair helps high school students think Chase County
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Sixteen businesses and U.S. military divisions interacted with about 180 high school students at Chase County Schools at the annual Career Fair, hoping they will someday consider a career here.
Coordinated by the school and city of Imperial, business representatives introduced some of the careers available in Imperial and the county, and the eduction and skills needed to pursue them.
Two U.S. military divisions also sent representatives to the event last Thursday at the school.
Jason Tuller, Imperial’s community development director, helped line up the cross-section of businesses that included banks, ag-related companies, health/medical institutions and government offices.
This year, all four of the high school classes, freshmen through senior, visited the Career Fair.
Each class had about a half hour to stop and visit and ask questions with business representatives of their choosing.
More than 40 door prizes, donated by the participating businesses, were awarded to students who talked to at least six different business reps and filled out the survey at the end.
Businesses participating included:
Frenchman Valley Coop
Chase County Community Hospital
21st Century Equipment
Adams Bank & Trust
City of Imperial
Mid-Plains Community College Extended Campus
Upper Republican NRD
U.S. Army Reserve