100 Youth Attend Career Fair at Civic Center

February 10, 2015 - (More Photos on Facebook) Over one hundred youth attended the Youth Career Fair hosted by Work Force Solutions Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the John D. Windham Civic Center. Along with the assistance of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, the job fair was a success with area schools transporting seniors to the fair as well as youth who attended on their own.

LaTreaser Cartwright, Site Manager and WIA Program Manager, expressed appreciation saying, "I want to especially thank the city and the chamber for helping out with the event. The career awareness development was awesomeand the kids loved seeing the U.S. Marshal, the police and the fire department. They even liked the mortician." She finished saying, "I was excited about the turnout this year but hope next year the fair will be twice as big and better."

A part of the program which many of the youth attending participated in and benefited from was the Soft Skills Training. The training focused on interview preparedness including appropriate attire for an interview, behavior during an interview, recommended prior research about a company, and the youth could participate in a mock interview. Applicants also received resume and application assistance.

A special thanks to all the businesses and organizations which participated in the event: Tyson Foods, Portacool, Tri County Community Action, Advanced Temporaries, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Pine Grove Nursing Home, Job Corps, E-Tech, Advanced Temporaries, Burkes Outlet, Green Acres Nursing Home, City of Center, City of Center Fire Department, City of Center Police (Explorers) Department, US Marshalls, Deep East Texas Childcare, Panola College, Jennings Place, and Gardner Funeral Home.