October 23, 2018

Job Fair held at Heard High School

Senior students speak with memebers of Heard County EMA at the Job Fair

Senior students speak with members of Heard County EMA at the Job Fair

(Franklin) — Heard County High School seniors had the opportunity to meet with local employers and agencies at the first annual Job Fair on April 20, 2016.

The Job Fair was organized by Ms. Wylene Spearman and Mrs. Angela Thompson in coordination with the Career Tech (CTAE) Department at Heard High. The Job Fair ran from 9:00 am until 12 noon.

At the conclusion of the Job Fair, the company representatives were treated to a delicious lunch by the Culinary Arts students under the supervision of Chef Tillman.

Twenty companies/agencies were represented at the Job Fair.

Those attending were:  Georgia Department of Labor (Employ GA), Georgia Power Plant Wansley, Dongwon Autopart Technology Georgia (Hogansville), Carroll EMC,  Heard County EMS, Heard County Fire Dept., Material in Motion (Lithia Springs), Buffalo Rock—Pepsi (Newnan), Go Build Georgia (GA Dept of Economic Development), City of Franklin Police Dept., Heard County Sheriff’s Dept., Pruitt Health, Community Action for Improvement (CAFI), Subway, Hardee’s, Youth Ventures & WOIA (Lagrange), Franklin Post Office (USPS), Beck Janitorial, Piggly Wiggly, and Innovative Resource Solutions.

Heard County High seniors had the unique advantage of having twenty companies all in one place to talk with and fill out applications.

Each student came prepared dressed for success with a folder full of printed resumes that they were able to hand to employers on the spot.

Laptop stations were provided by the high school Business & Computer Science department to assist Employ GA and the USPS in helping students fill out online applications and profiles. Many students came away from the Job Fair with job offers.

Senior student Sierra Laster commented that at first she was nervous and skeptical about attending but was very glad that she did because it was so helpful.

Michael Sprewell commented that he really enjoyed talking with the Dongwon and Buffalo Rock—Pepsi representatives.

Senior Thomas Meacham was reported saying that he came away from the Job Fair with some really good leads on jobs and was very glad he attended.

Senior Rad Brooks received a job offer for an entry level position at Franklin Police Department. The Job Fair was a tremendous success.

Ms. Spearman and Mrs. Thompson would like to thank all employers and representatives who attended.

Also they would like to thank Mr. Prince, the school administrators, central office staff, Mrs. Penny Hood, and the Heard High office staff for their help and support. The Job Fair will be held again next spring for the 2017 seniors.

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