By Claire Aiello
We’re busy making plans for the 2018 College & Career Fair, a two-day event that serves more than 6,000 high school juniors and seniors from Huntsville City Schools, Madison City Schools and Madison County Schools. The event is Thursday and Friday, August 30-31 at the UAH Fitness Center.
We host the event in partnership with The Schools Foundation to promote high-demand careers and the educational pathways that will help students get to them. One essential component of this event is participation from local companies who engage with these students, their future workforce, about what students should be considering as they begin to make career decisions.
Companies share local career opportunities across 16 different Career Clusters, ranging from advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, government, nonprofit, gaming, finance – and everything in-between.
“The College and Career Fair provides an exciting opportunity for students to start planning their futures with information provided directly from colleges and local companies,” said Jill Jensen, the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber’s Workforce Development Director. “If you wish more young people were preparing themselves with skills and competencies that you need at your company – this is the event for you!”