About 12 businesses representing manufacturing, health care, security, law enforcement, and other job categories set up booths in the school’s gymnasium and spoke with 12th-grade students about career options and potential employment.
“It is important that all students have a plan for after high school. Whether that plan takes them to a college, trade school, career, or the military is entirely up to the needs and wants of the individual student, but there has to be a plan” said Pesak. “Many students were unsure of what to expect with this job fair, but every student I spoke with said they found an employer they connected with before leaving the event. It is our hope to add even more employers to our event next year, and to continue to prepare students for post-secondary plans of all types.”
The following organizations were represented: Butler Weldments, CHI St. Joseph (Burleson), Core Civic, FJC Personnel, Milam County Sheriff’s Office, Peopleready, Perry and Perry Builders, S.W.A.T, U.S. Census, Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, and YMCA.
Workforce Development Specialist, Julia Cardona, who was largely responsible for organizing the event, welcomed, thanked and encouraged the attending employers to return next year for what will be an annual event.
Businesses and organizations that would like to be a part of future job fair events for Rockdale High School are encouraged to contact Julia at email@example.com.