Over 50 Businesses, Organizations, and Colleges Participate
Madison Doyle, story and photos:
Edmonson County High School hosted their annual college and career fair today, April 12, 2023. Over 50 businesses and colleges set up booths in the ECHS gym, and students were then able to walk around from table to table exploring opportunities.
ECHS JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates) teacher Kyle Pierce said while the event mostly catered to juniors and seniors, it was open to all students, and many freshmen and sophomores also participated.
"We are very thankful for the businesses and colleges that took time out of their day to do this for our kids," Pierce said. "Our kids were able to spend three hours walking around talking to colleges and businesses, we hope that several of them were able to find summer jobs, and maybe even lifetime careers today."
Pierce said his long term goal for the career fair is to keep the number of businesses and schools that come and participate growing.
"In the future, instead of 50 plus guys coming out, I'd like to see 100 plus. I would love to have both the lower and upper level of our gym filled, and even open up the library for this, and we can do it."