Job fair brings campuses to high schoolers

Published 10:37 pm Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dallas County students had a great chance to get a glimpse into their future on Thursday.

In conjunction with the National Career Tech month, the Dallas County Career Technical Center held its annual career fair.

“Students come in and they have the opportunity to talk to colleges, business and local community service agencies about life opportunities after they get done with high school,” Jerolene Williams, the career tech director for Dallas County Schools said. “While here the students are able to learn about getting in schools, finical aid and what they need to do to be accepted.”

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More than 45 different colleges, academic, technical and business were on hand to show the 160 students from the technical center what they exactly what they had to offer.

Williams said they do this every year as a way to get the students the knowledge they need without having to travel to all of the schools.

“Most students can’t really afford to visit colleges,” Williams said. “This way, we are bringing the colleges to them. It really helps them out a lot.

“It just gives them a chance to learn about what they can do later.”

The students at the Dallas County Career Technical Center are from Southside, Keith and Dallas County.

“They have all really enjoyed it,” Williams said. “It’s been just a great day.”