Job seekers can learn about seasonal, permanent positions available locally on April 21


ATTICA TWP. — Are you looking for a new career? Eager to get a jump start on finding that perfect summer job? Then make plans to attend an upcoming job fair hosted by the Lapeer County Ed Tech Center.

On Thursday, April 21, more than 40 Lapeer County area employers will take part in a job fair at the school.

From 12-2 p.m. Ed Tech students will have the chance to meet prospective employers. From 2-5 p.m., the public is invited to attend and get a sense for what local job opportunities exist.

“It’s our first time doing this and we’re really excited about it,” said Ed Tech Assistant Principal Dawn Cowhy.

Ed Tech Principal Tony Najor and Assistant Principal Dawn Cowhy look forward to hosting more than 40 area businesses at an April 21 job fair.

Those businesses planning to attend run the gamut from education and retail to health services and manufacturing. Cowhy said each has been asked to display signage that lists their current openings, both permanent and seasonal.

She encourages high school students, even those who don’t attend classes at Ed Tech, to consider attending to learn about potential summer job opportunities.

After Ed Tech students dove into career exploration activities at the start of the current school year, Cowhy said administrators decided it would make sense to offer a job fair experience near the school year’s conclusion.

“We had representatives from local companies come in and talk to the kids on the first day of school,” she said.

“We thought that it would be a good idea to have them have the experience of getting dressed up and walking into a room with a resume in hand.”

Administrators then decided it would make sense to open the job fair to the public too and potentially help local businesses find the employees they need.

Cowhy’s advice to job seekers who plan to attend is “be prepared,” and that includes having multiple copies of a resume ready to hand out.

The school’s computer lab will be open during the job fair so that candidates can complete online applications on site. Staff from Michigan Works will also be on hand to review resumes or even help an attendee create one for the first time. With an eye toward possibly making this an annual event, Cowhy said they’ll be asking participants to complete an exit survey “so we know how to make it better.”

Cowhy said organizers are grateful for financial assistance from the Lapeer County Community Foundation to help market and promote the event.

There’s no need to pre-register for the event.

“It’s exciting that this is happening for the county,” Cowhy said.