Join us for our Young Adult Job Fair being hosted at Indian Trail High School and Academy, 6800 60th St., from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The event is sponsored by Business Solutions, Gateway Technical College, Goodwill, Job Center of Wisconsin, Job Corps, Kenosha County, Kenosha Unified School District, ResCare Workforce Services, Boys and Girls Club, DVR and WRTP.
The event, which will host 50 area employers, including military and union trades, is designed to help employers hire seasonal, part-time and full-time employees. It also affords students the opportunity to gain interview experience as they approach companies they are interested in working for to have one-on-one discussions with company recruiters.
Students are encouraged to bring a current resume, dress appropriately and be prepared to answer questions for potential employers.
This event is open to all Kenosha County residents between 14 and 18 years old. The event, which has seen great success in helping young adults find employment, is celebrating its third year. Jobs include certified nursing assistants, trade apprenticeships, cashiers, production employees, lifeguards, food service and many more. Students should contact their school counselors for a list of businesses that will be in attendance.
This is the first year business partners will have the opportunity to conduct interviews to hire Kenosha Unified Youth Apprenticeship students for the upcoming school year. Casa Del Mare/Capri Communities, Festival Foods, Froedtert South, GEM Manufacturing and LMI Packaging Solutions will be offering youth apprenticeship opportunities at the event. High school sophomores or juniors who want a hands-on experience in health sciences, manufacturing, food service and/or marketing, are encouraged to contact their school’s youth apprenticeship specialist for more information about the positions that will be available at the job fair. Youth apprenticeship specialists will review students’ resumes and perform mock interviews with students wanting to participate in the program.
During the 2018-19 school year, 50 Kenosha Unified juniors and seniors participated in the youth apprenticeship program thanks to partnerships with 29 Kenosha businesses. The goal for the 2019-20 school year is to offer 90 students an opportunity to try out a future career.
Businesses interested in learning more about youth apprenticeship should contact Cheryl Kothe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheryl Kothe is coordinator of career and technical education for the Kenosha Unified School District.