The Grace Brethren Church, Chico, Calif. (Matthew Raley, senior pastor), was the site of a job fair for local high school students recently. The event was reported in the Chico Enterprise-Record. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
Fair View High students put their skills to the test at job fair
Fair View High School students dressed in their best put their skills to the test in interviews with nearly two dozen local employers at the school’s annual job fair on Thursday.
Sitting before prospective employers in a job interview can be a nerve-racking experience, but students at Fair View were grateful for the opportunity.
“It’s always a little nerve-racking, but it gets better,” Fair View student Gaia Sutton said. “It’s great practice.”
The goal of the event, organizer and teacher Tricia Homesley-Nickerson said, is to give students the opportunity to network with local employers and develop confidence and interview skills.
“They have skills, they just don’t know it,” Homesley-Nickerson said of the students. “We try to help them identify their skills so they’re ready.”
Students spend weeks working on resumes, practicing interview skills and learning etiquette in preparation for the job fair. While most of them don’t have work experience, all of them have job skills that they’ve gained from school and volunteer work, Homesley-Nickerson said.
At Grace Brethren Church, where the fair was held Thursday, nearly 40 students practiced with one another, put on their best clothing and eagerly, and nervously, awaited the chance to meet with local employers, which this year included several banks, grocery and clothing stores, education agencies and branches of the armed services.
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