A Career Fair was held on March 21, 2019 at the Whitfield County Career Academy from 9AM to11AM for High School High Tech 63 high school students from the following high schools:
Ridgeland High School - Walker County
LaFayette High School - Walker County
Southeast High School - Whitfield County
Northwest High School - Whitfield County
Coahulla High School - Whitfield County
A presentation was given by Ms. Jacqueline Brown, HR Generalist from McKee Bakery. She talked with the students about the importance of good soft skills when looking for and obtaining a job. She shared about her own experiences in 42 years of working for McKee Bakery. Information was shared about the High School High Tech program and an award was presented to Emily Phillips with Walmart as a result of Walmart’s generous donation of $1500 for the Career Fair.
Twenty different employers from the Whitfield County area had tables for the students to visit. Employers were from skilled labor trades and displayed “tools of the trade” at their tables for students to see and experience.
Twenty-nine door prizes were awarded to students who entered a drawing after having visited and talked with all employers. Students learned about job openings and about the qualifications sought by employers. They learned about how to apply for various jobs.
The High School High Tech students from Shaw, Northside, Hardaway, Spencer, Jordan, Kendrick, and Carver attended a transition fair at Columbus State University. Students arrived on buses or with their parents to participate at the transition fair which included 69 organizations representing different specialties including autism, day rehabilitation, education, employment, employment organizations, job skills, medical, recreation, and support services. Students were served pizza, cookies, candy, and drinks at the fair. The Georgia Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities gratefully acknowledges the Walmart Foundation for its generous support of this event.
The Georgia High School High Tech Program is a comprehensive community-based program providing youth with disabilities a link to academic and career-development experiences that enable them to successfully meet the workforce demands of the 21st century.