The Yelm Job Fair Prepares High School Students and Job Seekers for the Future
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High school students have a lot on their plate. As graduation approaches, they plan for college, careers, military service, internships and the occasional chance to sleep in after commencement. Yelm Community Schools prepared the Yelm Job Fair so students can learn more about potential employment, network with local small businesses, practice interview skills and build confidence presenting themselves to recruiters and future bosses. The event takes place on Tuesday, May 2, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Yelm Community Center and is open to the public and job seekers of any age.
“Yelm Community Schools values the partnerships we have within the community and thank our partners who are collaborating with us to make the Job Fair a reality,” says Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director Teri Melone. These include the Yelm Chamber of Commerce, City of Yelm, Pacific Mountain WorkSource, ESD 113 STEM Alliance and Career Connect Washington.
These partnerships are designed to build a strong, resilient talent pipeline within the community.
The Yelm Job Fair welcomes all students and job seekers, not just those affiliated with the district. There will be more than 35 employers on-site looking to fill more than 500 open positions in a variety of fields. Melone compiled a list of employers, job openings and type of work for those planning to attend.
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