The Wayne Education Network Career Fair is a county wide event open to public, private and home school students in the eighth grade. The 1 day event involves interactive demonstrations and significant dialogue between business representatives from the various career clusters studied by middle school students.
How You Can Help
Join other local businesses that will set up display tables and interact with 8th grade students about various careers in their business or organization.
Volunteers talk to students about the varied components that comprise their career; high school preparation, postsecondary educational requirements, technology employed in their jobs, and character aspects of employment such as criminal background checks and drug screening requirements.
You don’t need to know all the answers. You just need to share what you know with the students and help them as they explore all of the career options that await them.
Our goal is to expose students to a wide variety of career options, and to make crucial connections with adults who might be working in the students’ chosen career area.
Connecting school to career provides relevancy to the school curriculum, helps students plan their course selections, and connects secondary to postsecondary education.
Students are prepared before the career fair by their Career Development Coordinator. Students are taught appropriate dress, questions to ask, and the importance of handshakes and eye contact.
Tables will be provided for displays and other visuals. Interactive visuals are strongly encouraged.
All careers will be organized into 3 groups of 16 clusters to enable the students to think about how careers are related to each other. Your table will be identified with the name of one or more career cluster. Students interested in careers in a certain career cluster can target those businesses. Because of the age of the students, we are encouraging all exhibitors to provide some type of interactive presentation into their display. Something simple, like a problem or issue that you have addressed in your business recently. A plumber could bring pipe and fittings that are used in their trade; an engineer could bring drawings from a past job and show the challenges that you faced while creating the drawings; retail merchants can bring their product and show the students how they inventory the products or how they are sold. You never know, you may be the deciding factor for a student to continue his education.
This next Middle School Career Fair will be held at The Maxwell Center on:
Wednesday, March 13, 2018
Registration forms will be available later this fall! There is no cost to participate in this important event. Please contact Janet at (919) 734-2241 if you have any questions.
For more information contact:
Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1107