Careers in manufacturing offer a wide variety of opportunity for young adults, and Grant County has many top tier employers for students to choose from! Thanks to a collaboration through the Manufacturing Council, the Growth Council hosted a high school job fair for seniors, introducing them to the career possibilities available to them right here in Grant County.
Employers gathered at Ivy Tech Community College in Marion to display their businesses and to dialogue with students looking for employment. Students from Madison-Grant, Mississinewa, Marion, The Crossing, Eastbrook, and Oak Hill high schools participated in the day-long event. Students not only had the opportunity to meet local employers, but also received a tour of the Ivy Tech campus, heard from speakers on manufacturing careers, and participated in manufacturing lab demonstrations led by Ivy Tech teachers. Prior to the event, Project Leadership met with the students to lead workshops on professional dress, interview skills, and more.
Employers present include Bahr Brothers, Cafe Valley, Central Indiana Ethanol, Computer Age Engineering, American Woodmark, Dollar General Distribution Center, General Cable, Wiley Metal Fabrication, Advanced Cabinet Systems, Dunham’s Distribution Center, Hartson Kennedy, Structural Steel, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Atlas Foundry, and Welch Packaging.
Increasingly, employers face the challenge of finding talent as they look to grow their business. The purpose of this job fair is to give employers an opportunity to connect with local talent and for students to get a jump start on a rewarding career.
For more information about this event, contact Charity Bailey of the Growth Council.
More photos from the event are below!